ALHR attends the 2016 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva
Amy Sinclair, Chair of ALHR’s Business and Human Rights Subcommittee has just returned from Geneva where she represented ALHR at the 2016 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights which was held from 14-16 November.
The UN Forum is the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights with some 2,300 participants from government, business, community groups and civil society, law firms, investor organisations, UN bodies, NHRIs, trade unions, academia and the media.
The theme of this year’s forum was “Leadership and Leverage: Embedding human rights in the rules and relationships that drive the global economy.” Over three days, participants took part in 60+ panel discussions on topics that relate to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the “Protect”, “Respect” and “Remedy” Framework), as well as current business-related human rights issues.
The Forum is the foremost event to network, share experiences and learn about the many initiatives to promote corporate respect for human rights and we are thrilled that Amy was there to add ALHR’s voice to the mix.
Stay tuned for a more detailed report back from Amy about the forum.
If you wish to watch any of the sessions that were recorded at the Forum you can do so here
Plenary remarks and other statements from the forum are available here