2014 activities of the Working Group

Please note that all future dates are subject to confirmation and changes.

The below list is not exhaustive and includes:

  • Events organised/convoked by the Working Group
  • Statements, articles, interviews by the Working Group and Working Group members.
  • Events organised by others in which Working Group members participated and/or made formal presentations, to disseminate the Guiding Principles. 



3 July 2014 Statement on the 26th session of the Human Rights Council
13 June 2014 Working Group introductory remarks at HRC26 side event on "how to effectively integrate a gender perspective in implementing the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”
13 June 2014 Working Group introductory remarks at HRC26 side event on "the role of human rights defenders in promoting corporate responsibility"
11 June 2014 Statement of the Working Group to the 26th Session of the Human Rights Council
6 June 2014 Statement on the implications of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the context of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
3 April 2014 Working Group participation at an event to mark IPIECA's 40th anniversary and Conference report
26 March 2014 Working Group speech at the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Right annual plenary

27-29 March 2014

WG presentation at Globalisation and Transnational Human Rights Obligations Final Conference: Beyond State Obligations in International Human Rights Law, Finland

17 March 2014 Working Group statement at an ICAR/DIHR Latin America dialogue on national implementation of business and human rights frameworks
17 March 2014 WG blog post on the opportunities and challenges of business and human rights indicators
12 March 2014 WG statement during a workshop entitled "Human Rights and Transnational Corporations: Paving the way for a legally binding instrument"
12 March 2014 Working Group brief on its work on individual cases of alleged human rights violations and abuses
27 February 2014 Working Group position on the matter of a UN-linked global fund on business and human rights
20 February 2014 Working Group speech on at its Open Consultation on the strategic elements of National Action Plans
16 January 2014  WG public statement at Coalition of Immokalee Workers event in which WalMart joined its groundbreaking Fair Food Program