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Monday, November 29 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Presenting a roadmap for the next decade of the UN Guiding Principles

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About this session
In this session, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights will present its UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for the Next Decade of Business and Human Rights, with recommendations on how to scale up implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

The session will feature:
  • A presentation of action areas and priority goals set out in the Working Group’s UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for the next decade of UNGPs implementation.
  • A discussion between the Working Group and representatives from OHCHR, OECD, ILO, UNDP and UN Global Compact on follow-up to the recommendations for the road ahead.

Background
As the UNGPs turned 10 in June 2021, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, as part of its mandate to promote the UNGPs, 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, but that considerable implementation and coherence challenges remain. As follow-on from the stocktaking, the Working Group developed its UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for the Next Decade with forward-looking recommendations for the next ten years. 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 for progressively getting closer to fuller UNGPs realization. Each action area identifies priority goals and supporting actions to be taken by States and businesses as well as others that play a role in realizing UNGPs implementation.

The stocktaking and the Roadmap are results of the Working Group’s UNGPs 10+ project, which has been supported by a wider-ranging multi-stakeholder consultation process, numerous written inputs and collaboration with partners, including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and UNDP.

UNGPs 10th anniversary page: https://www.ohchr.org/ungps10
#UNForumBHR / #bizhumanrights / #UNGPs10plus / #nextdecadeBHR / @ungps10plus



Speakers
avatar for Mr Surya Deva

Mr Surya Deva

Chair, 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 →
avatar for Anita Ramasastry

Anita Ramasastry

Member, Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Ms. Anita Ramasastry is the Roland L. Hjorth Professor of Law and the Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development at the University of Washington School Of Law. She researches and teaches in the fields of law and development, anti-corruption, international... Read More →
avatar for Dante Pesce

Dante Pesce

Former member UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Mr. Dante Pesce was a member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights 2015-2021.Mr. Pesce holds a Masters in Political Science from the Catholic University of Chile and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University. He is the Founder and Executive Director... Read More →
avatar for Sanda Ojiambo

Sanda Ojiambo

CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Sanda Ojiambo of Kenya was appointed CEO & Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in June 2020.As the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Ojiambo launched an ambitious new UN Global Compact strategy to accelerate... Read More →
avatar for Lene Wendland

Lene Wendland

Chief Business and Human Rights, OHCHR
Lene Wendland is Chief of the Business and Human Rights Unit in UN Human Rights and leads UN Human Rights’ thematic work on business and human rights. She was part of the team of former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights, Professor John... Read More →
avatar for Githa Roelans

Githa Roelans

Head of the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit, International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Githa Roelans is the Head of the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit since 2013. The unit provides policy advice and technical assistance to governments, employers and workers in ILO member States on the application of the ILO Tripartite Declaration concerning... Read More →
avatar for Allan Jorgensen

Allan Jorgensen

Head of the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct, OECD
Mr Allan Jorgensen has two decades of experience as a sustainability leader in both the private and public sectors. He joined the OECD in January 2021 from Danish logistics giant A.P. Moller-Maersk where as Head of Sustainable Trade, he has led the company's work on inclusive trade... Read More →
avatar for Livio Sarandrea

Livio Sarandrea

Global Adviser, Business and Human Rights, UNDP
Mr. Livio Sarandrea, is UNDP’s Global Lead on Business and Human Rights and the Team leader of: “Business and Human Rights in Asia promoting Responsible Business practices through regional partnerships (B+HR Asia)”. A Human Rights lawyer with 20 years of field experience in... Read More →


Monday November 29, 2021 9:00am - 10:15am CET
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