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Participation and preparation

Click here for the Rules of Procedure - EFS

For preliminary list of registered participants, click here

Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 17/4, the objective of the Forum is to discuss trends and challenges in the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, available in the six official languages of the United Nations, and to promote dialogue and cooperation on issues linked to business and human rights.

Participants from all relevant stakeholder groups, sectors and disciplines are encouraged to attend the Forum and share perspectives and information about experiences, challenges, practices, tools and initiatives for advancing the business and human rights agenda and the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 17/4, paragraph 13, participation in the Forum is open to States, United Nations mechanisms and entities, intergovernmental organizations and regional organizations and mechanisms national human rights institutions, business enterprises and associations, labour unions, academics and experts, representatives of indigenous peoples and non-governmental organizations.

Prior to the Forum, the Secretariat issued a non-exhaustive and evolving list of different tools and guidance documents that may be relevant to Forum participants. 

Introductory presentation on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights available in English, French and Spanish  - E - F- S