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Monday, November 29 • 3:10pm - 4:30pm
A roadmap for the next decade: Time for Government action and coherence

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About this session
This session asks how to get closer to realizing full implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) over the next decade. It will feature statements by Government representatives on how to:
  • Increase the pace of UNGPs implementation over the next decade
  • Ensure follow-up of recommendations in the UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for the next decade of business and human rights

As the UNGPs turned 10 in June 2021, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights mandated by the Human Rights Council to promote dissemination and implementation of the UNGPs worldwide, took stock of the first decade of implementation.  The stocktaking highlighted that the UNGPs have led to significant progress by providing a common framework for all stakeholders in managing business-related human rights risks and impacts. Yet, considerable challenges remain when it comes to coherent implementation with respect to ensuring better protection and prevention of adverse human rights impacts, with particular attention to the most marginalized and vulnerable, and to ensuring access to remedy for harms that occur.

Following on from the stocktaking, the Working Group is launching its UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for the next decade, complementing the assessment of the first decade with forward-looking recommendations for the next one. Building on the stocktaking’s analysis of achievements to date and existing challenges and opportunities, it sets out key action areas for the road ahead and for progressively getting closer to fuller UNGPs realization. Each action area identifies priority goals for what needs to happen and supporting actions to be taken by States and businesses as well as other key stakeholders, all playing a role in realizing UNGPs implementation. Its ultimate objective echoes that of the UNGPs themselves, that they should be translated to practice so as to “achieve tangible results for affected individuals and communities, and thereby also contributing to a socially sustainable globalization.”

The stocktaking and the Roadmap are results of the Working Group’s UNGPs 10+ project, which has been supported by a wide-ranging multi-stakeholder consultation process.

The Working Group has identified eight action areas for moving faster and with greater ambition to support the overall urgent need for more coherent action. The Roadmap elaborates on the priority goals connected to each action areas, setting out what needs to happen over the next decade to scale up UNGPs integration and implementation and corresponding supporting actions to be taken by States and businesses, as well as other stakeholders.

Read the Roadmap here: ohchr.org/ungps10plusroadmap
The following States and regional organizations intervened in the session. Statements from other States are also posted on this page.
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • EU
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • UK
  • USA

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Surya Deva

member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Mr. Surya Deva is a Professor at the Macquarie Law School, University of Macquarie, Sydney. He researches in the areas of business and human rights, India-China constitutional law, international human rights law, and sustainable development. Deva has published extensively in these... Read More →

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Fernanda Hopenhaym

Presidenta del Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre empresas y derechos humanos., Grupo de trabajo sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos
Sra. Fernanda Hopenhaym es codirectora ejecutiva del Proyecto de Organización, Desarrollo, Educación e Investigación (PODER), una organización de América Latina dedicada a la responsabilidad empresarial. Durante veinte años, la Sra. Hopenhaym ha trabajado en la justicia económica... Read More →
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Dante Pesce

Founder and Executive Director, Vincular Center for Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
Fundador y Director Ejecutivo del Centro Vincular, dependiente de la Escuela de Negocios y Economía de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso en Chile, desde 1 de Julio, 2001 hasta el presente. (vincular.cl)Miembro del Grupo Trabajo sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos de la ONU desde 1 de Mayo del 2015, Presidente hasta el 30 de junio del 2021.(termina el mandato el 31 de OCT del 2021). Lidera líneas  temáticas sobre empresas estatales, debida diligencia, coherencia de políticas públicas y la evaluación de los... Read More →

Rita French

Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and International Ambassador for Human Rights, United Kingdom

Mualimin Abdi

Director General of Human Rights, Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia
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Herbert Barros

Director de Proteccion y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos, Ministerio de Mujeres, Familia y Derechos Humanos de Brazil

Senthil Kumar Subramanian

First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India, India
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Nancy Patricia Gutierrez Castañeda

Consejera, Consejera Presidencial para los Derechos Humanos y Asuntos Internacionales
En virtud de su experiencia y liderazgo en temas de Derechos Humanos, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez Castañeda, fue designada por el presidente, Iván Duque, como Consejera Presidencial para los Derechos Humanos y Asuntos Internacionales.Fue la primera mujer en la historia del país en... Read More →

Rongvudhi Virabutr

Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Thailand, and Chargé d’affaires a.i., Thailand
avatar for Cecilia Ekholm

Cecilia Ekholm

Ambassador for Sustainable Business, Sweden

Katharina Stasch

Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Germany
avatar for Claris Kariuki

Claris Kariuki

Senior State Counsel, Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice
Claris Kariuki- Mwirigi is an advocate and a human rights practitioner with over 12 years of experience. She holds a Master of Law degree in Public International Law from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Bachelor of Law Degree from the Catholic University of East Africa.She... Read More →

Diego Morejón

Undersecretary of Multilateral Affairs, Ecuador

Inamullah Khan

Secretary, Ministry of Human Rights, Pakistan

Simon Geissbühler

Ambassador, Assistant State Secretary at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

Bernard Mujuni

Commissioner in charge of equity and rights, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Uganda

Guus Houttuin

Senior Adviser on Trade Issues, European External Action Service (EEAS), European Union

Benjamin Moeling

Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Mission, USA

Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Belgium

Tarja Kangaskorte

Director for the Unit for Human Rights Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Finland

Monday November 29, 2021 3:10pm - 4:30pm CET
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