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Tuesday, November 27

1:30pm CET

Accountability and building trust on corporate engagement on rights of LGBTI people

Organized by United Nations 

Session objectives:
This session, featuring some of the most prominent activists and corporations engaged on the human rights of LGBTI people, will discuss how to build bridges between LGBTI activists and the private sector and how to create mutual trust and accountability.

For the past twelve months, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has engaged companies and activists on the United Nations Human Rights LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business. To date, 200 of the World largest companies have publicly expressed support for these Standards. Yet, some in the LGBTI community and human rights practitioners sometimes express mistrust in companies’ engagement concerned that their efforts could be limited to marketing strategies which stop when “doing the right thing” gets in the way of the bottom line or that companies might be too selective in their overall human rights approach. Similarly, the anti-pink washing message was central to both Paris and London Prides this year.

#Biz4LGBTI, #UNForumBHR, #bizhumanrights

Short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zeeVEKaDLM), panel followed by Q&A

Moderator/ Introductory Remark...
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Fabrice Houdart

Human Rights Officer, UN
Fabrice works on the Free & Equal campaign, an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for LGBT equality. He also leads a project on global LGBTI standards of conduct for Business on tackling LGBTI discrimination with the support of more than 100 of the largest... Read More →

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Mani AQ

Co-Chair of ILGA Asia, Executive Board Member of ILGA World
Mani (he/him) is Co-Founder of HOPE – Have Only Positive Expectations and working as a Program Executor in the organization. HOPE works on:- Enhancement of Mental Health.- Providing safe-space / community center.- Sensitization & Counselling Sessions.- Monetary Support in emergency... Read More →

Clare Iery

Associate General Counsel – Senior Director, The Procter & Gamble Company
Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics & Compliance, Law & Regulations
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Michael Karimian

Senior Manager, Human Rights, Microsoft
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Leanne MacMillan

Director of Global Programmes, Stonewall
LGBT and human rights; business and human rights; developing countries and advocacy for human rights; strategic litigation; UN advocacy
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Aung Myo Min

Executive Director, Equality Myanmar
Aung Myo Min is the Executive Director of Equality Myanmar based in Yangon working on human rights education and advocacy for protection and promotion of human rights in Myanmar. Myo is one of the pioneers in human rights education in Burma working closely with women, youth, refugees... Read More →

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm CET
Room XX

4:15pm CET

Snapshot: NHRIs and Business: Working Together to Advance Human Rights
Interpretation is provided in English and Spanish

Brief description of the presentation: 
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) promote, protect and advance human rights for every person in every aspect of their lives. We hold Governments to account for their human rights obligations, and help to embed human rights principles into the foundations of services, organisations and institutions to create a society where no one is left behind.
Presentation objectives: 
Discussing the potential for better partnerships between businesses and NHRIs in order to implement rights based approaches that create change and drive inclusion of marginalised groups, including the LGBTI community.  


David Isaac

Chair Equality and Human Rights Commission, Chair of Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, The Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

Tuesday November 27, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm CET

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