2013 Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, 28-30 August, Medellín, Colombia

The United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Government of Colombia will co-host the first Regional Forum on business and human rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held on 28-30 August 2013 in Medellín, Colombia.

The forum provides a multi-stakeholder regional platform for constructive dialogue on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Participants will include representatives from global, regional and domestic businesses, industry associations, Governments, international and regional bodies, trade unions, civil society, national human rights institutions and other stakeholders.

The main goals are to provide capacity-building opportunities for practitioners and civil society, identify material issues on business and human rights in the region, and identify emerging innovative practices designed to manage corporate impacts and enable equitable development with a human rights approach. Results will feed into the global Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva on 2-4 December.

Organizers will engage relevant stakeholders in the process of preparing the forum and to reach out broadly across the Latin American and Caribbean region to ensure wide and balanced representation. Participation will be subject to space limitations (350 approximately). Registration will be online and will start on June 3rd. For inquiries, please contact regionalforumbhr@ohchr.org or maria.eugenia.boza@undp.org.

Source: Jus Gentium

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