Participation and preparation
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The second United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights will be held in Geneva on 3-4 December 2013, with multiple pre-events on 2 December 2013. 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.
Learning opportunities for participants on the Guiding Principles will be offered at the 2013 Forum. Participants are encouraged to consult relevant sources related to business and human rights in advance of the Forum. See a non-exhaustive and evolving list of different tools and guidance documents that may be relevant to Forum participants. Participants are welcome to suggest additions to this list by sending title and web links to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interpretation in the six official languages of the United Nations will be available during the official plenary sessions on 3-4 December 2013; interpretation for other sessions on 3-4 December and on 2 December and during side events is subject to availability and resources.