UN Forum addresses prevention of business-related human rights abuses
GENEVA (13 November 2020) – The world’s largest global conference on business and human rights, convened by the United Nations from 16-18 November, will look at what practical steps States and businesses should take to prevent and address human rights abuses in their activities and across value chains.
The 9th Forum on Business and Human Rights will take place virtually under the theme “Preventing business-related human rights abuses: the key to a sustainable future for people and planet”. It will bring together participants from government, business, institutional investors, community groups and civil society organizations, UN bodies, national human rights institutions, trade unions, academia and the media.
The Forum will also consider how States and the business and investor community should be responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic in a manner that respects and protects human rights, and how they can contribute to recovery and building back better.
Among the speakers will be:
- Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)
- Sanda Ojiambo, UN Global Compact, CEO & Executive Director
- Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice
- Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders and former President of Ireland
- Anand Giridharadas, best-selling author and journalist
The Forum is open to the media. Go to https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Business/Forum/Pages/2020ForumBHR.aspx to register.
Watch live during the Forum.