9th Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights
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Date: 16 -18 November 2020, Virtual
Theme: "Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet"
Concept note: PDF |
Programme: Link to Forum programme
Recordings of the session, video statements, and presentations are in SCHED, in the information note provided for each meeting.
Statements and submissions
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Due to the ongoing worldwide challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, which guides and chairs the Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, has decided that the 2020 edition of the Forum will be held virtually from 16 to 18 November 2020.
Reflecting on the current global situation and the renewed emphasis on the need to prevent harm to people and the planet resulting from business activities, the prevention of business-related human rights abuses will be the central theme of the 2020 Forum. The Forum agenda will seek to reinforce the message that strengthening prevention– by learning from both good practices and from when things have gone wrong, as well as by addressing systemic gaps – can help to build a sustainable future for people and the planet.
The Working Group hopes that using virtual platforms will extend the global reach of the Forum and open it up to even more stakeholders.