2017 activities of the Working Group

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.



12, 13, 14 Dec 2017 “Tercera Consulta Regional para América Latina y el Caribe, Implementación de los Principios Rectores de las Naciones Unidas sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos, en el marco de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible”, Santiago de Chile / CEPAL (Sala Celso Furtado) / 12, 13 y 14 de diciembre de 2017
25 Oct 2017 Statement by the Working Group Chairperson, 3rd session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights
17 Oct 2017 Statement by the Working Group Chairperson to the 72nd session of the General Assembly
30 June 2017 Recommendations to governments and businesses for embedding "Protect, Respect and Remedy" in SDGs implementation
8 June 2017 Statement by the Working Group Chairperson to the 35th session of the Human Rights Council
15 May 2017 Working Group open letter to Australia on the inquiry to establish a modern slavery act
28 April 2017 Statement by the Working Group welcoming revised ILO declaration on multi-national enterprises
24 March 2017 Open letter to members of the G20 Employment Working Group on the need to place human rights at the centre of sustainable supply chains
23 March 2017 Statement by the Working Group welcoming legislative efforts in France and other countries to address adverse business human rights impacts
23 February 2017 Working Group's letter to the Thun Group concerning “Discussion Paper on the implications of UN Guiding Principles 13 & 17 in a corporate and investment banking context