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



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

© OHCHR Photo


The impact of businesses on human rights in Latin American and the Caribbean – First regional debate / Primer debate regional sobre el impacto de las empresas en los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe

About the event

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.

The 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). For inquiries, please contact regionalforumbhr@ohchr.org or maria.eugenia.boza@undp.org

Invitation to civil society participants at the Regional Forum

Documentation:

Side events, 30 August 2013