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Tuesday, November 30 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Realizing a decade of action on the UN Guiding Principles – stakeholder perspectives

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About this session
This UN Forum session is framed around the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights’ (UNWG) new UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for the Next Decade, with recommendations on how to scale up implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

The session will feature:
  • A brief overview of the Roadmap’s action areas and priority goals.
  • Perspectives from business, civil society, indigenous peoples, and trade union representatives on how to realize the recommendations and a decade of UNGPs action.

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.

UNGPs 10th anniversary page: https://www.ohchr.org/ungps10

#UNForumBHR / #bizhumanrights / #UNGPs10plus / #nextdecadeBHR / @ungps10plus

Speakers
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Luis Rodrigo

Senior Advisor, International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
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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 →
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Fernanda Hopenhaym

member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Ms. Fernanda Hopenhaym is Co-Executive Director at Project on Organizing, Development, Education and Research (PODER), an organization in Latin America dedicated to corporate accountability. Since 2006 Ms. Hopenhaym has been working on issues related to human rights and financial... Read More →
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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 →
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Ruwan Subasinghe

Legal Director, International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
Ruwan Subasinghe is the Legal Director of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). He specialises in labour, human rights and international law. Ruwan represents the ITF at external bodies including the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organization for... Read More →
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Mauricio Lazala

Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director & Head of Europe Office (based in Frankfurt)Mauricio joined the Resource Centre in 2006. Until his appointment as Deputy Director in Feb. 2011 he served as Senior Researcher and Head of Latin America & Middle East. As part of the senior management... Read More →
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Bettina Reinboth

Director of Human Rights and Social Issues, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
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Xiaohui Liang

Chief Researcher & Deputy Director; Adjunct Professor,, Office for Social Responsibility of CNTAC; Peking University Law School
Leading expert in CSR, sustainability and business and human rights in China. Since 2006, adjunct professor on Business and Human Rights, Peking University Law School (first Chinese scholar to teach such a course in China). Key expert in developing various CSR standards and initiatives... Read More →
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Joan Carling

Executive Director, Indigenous Peoples International (IPRI)
I am an  indigenous activist from the Cordillera, Philippines.  I have been  working on indigenous issues at the grassroots to international levels for more than 20 years.  I am passionate about  human rights and indigenous peoples rights,  environment,  climate change  and... Read More →
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Pamela Mar

Vice-Chair, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Environment & Energy
Ms. Pamela Mar is Vice-Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Environment & Energy; member of ICC Working Group on business and human rights; and Director of Sustainability, Fung Group.


Tuesday November 30, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm CET
Virtual Room 2
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