Statements by OHCHR on Business and Human Rights


This page contains statements made on the topic of business and human rights.

Speaker

Event or Statement

Date

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Press briefing note Tribute to John Ruggie

21 September 2021

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementHRC Panel on the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

29 June 2021

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementBusiness Launch of the Roadmap for the better implementation of the UN Guiding Principles On Business And Human Rights

21 June 2021

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Video Statement10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

16 June 2021

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementBerlin Dialogue on Business and Human Rights

18 May 2021

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Video messageWomen Economic Forum: Chile

18 March 2021

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Opening statement9th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Right: Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet

16 November 2020

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Opening statement6th Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs

26 October 2020

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

SpeechIDEA Colloquium

15 October 2020

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Statement2020 Virtual Engaging Business Forum

7 October 2020

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Video messageUN Global Compact Private Sector Forum

21 September 2020

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Video messageInternational Virtual Conference on Human Rights in Business: Prosperity Through Diversity

25 June 2020

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementUN Global Compact Leaders Summit

18 June 2020

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementInternational Organisation of Employers Digital Dialogue: Covid-19: Impact on the Business and Human Rights Agenda

29 April 2020

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Speaker – UN Global Compact Academy Session: COVID-19 and Human Rights: Protection of the Most Vulnerable on COVID

28 April 2020

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Statement – Coronavirus: Human rights need to be front and centre in response

6 March 2020

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Opening Statement25th Conference of the Parties: Addressing access to remedy and the business and human rights dimension of climate change

9 December 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Opening Statement8th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Side event: Two roads converge – linking the modern slavery and business and human rights agendas

26 November 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Opening statement8th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Stepping up government leadership: from commitments to action

25 November 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Opening remarks 2019 Sporting Chance Forum

21 November 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Public addressHarvard Kennedy School

18 October 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Keynote speech – Human rights in the digital age: Can they make a difference?

17 October 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Statement3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly

15 October 2019

Deputy High Commissioner Kate Gilmore

Opening statement5th Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs

14 October 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

InterviewILC Daily Show: Securing Sustainable Transitions over the Life Course

17 June 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementILO Thematic Forum

14 June 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementInternational Organization of Employers Roundtable on Inclusive Multilateralism, Business and the SDGs

8 May 2019

Deputy High Commissioner Kate Gilmore

AddressLaunch of the Northern Ireland Declaration on Sports and Human Rights

29 April 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Statement – "Smart mix" of measures needed to regulate new technologies

24 April 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementOECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

23 April 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementUnited States Council for International Business Roundtable: How Business Can Work with the UN to Advance Respect for Human Rights, Good Governance and Rule of Law in the US and Globally

11 April 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Video messageWomen Economic Forum: Reimagining Societies: Reclaiming Humanity with Gender Equality

11 April 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Statement – Meeting with German Confederation of Business Employers

31 January 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

PanelistWorld Economic Forum: Slave-free seafood: On combating slavery and abuses in the seafood industry

24 January 2019

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Video Message4th ITUC World Congress

3 December 2018

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

Opening remarks7th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: The movement to ensure businesses uphold human rights is gaining momentum

26 November 2018

Deputy High Commissioner Kate Gilmore

Opening remarks4th Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs

15 November 2018

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementUN Global Compact CEO Roundtable: Closing the inequality gap – human rights as a driver for successful business

24 September 2018

High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet

StatementFirst Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade

24 September 2018

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

StatementCentre for Sport and Human Rights

29 June 2018

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

SpeakerUN Global Compact Academy Session: What Human Rights mean for Business

29 May 2018

Deputy High Commissioner Kate Gilmore

RemarksPride in Practice Conference: Australia launch of the Global LGBTI Standards for Business

5 December 2017

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

StatementSporting Chance Forum

30 November 2017

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

StatementUniversity of Geneva: Incorporating Human Rights in Business Education – The Way forward

30 November 2017

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Statement6th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

29 November 2017

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Video message3rd Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs

23 October 2017

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

PanelistBerkeley Haas Dean's Speaker Series: Utilizing Technology to Protect Freedom of Expression

28 September 2017

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Remarks – Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI People: Standards of Conduct for Business

26 September 2017

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Statement – Ahead of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos

13 January 2017

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Op-Ed – Dollars and Sense: How – and why – the private sector needs to stand up for human rights

5 January 2017

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Opening statement5th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

15 November 2016

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Video message2nd Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs

24 October 2016

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Video statement 4th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

17 November 2015

High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Opening remarks3rd Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

2 December 2014

Deputy High Commissioner Flavia Pansieri

StatementInternational Conference on Business and Human Rights

19 November 2014

High Commissioner Navi Pillay

Opening remarks2nd Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

3 December 2013

High Commissioner Navi Pillay

Opening remarks24th session of the Human Rights Council: Side event: How to safeguard the right to privacy in the digital age?

20 September 2013

High Commissioner Navi Pillay

Statement – Industry and human rights

17 May 2013

High Commissioner Navi Pillay

High-level session statement1st Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

4 December 2012

High Commissioner Navi Pillay

StatementInaugural session of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights

16 January 2012

High Commissioner Navi Pillay

StatementInternational Labour Conference: Employers’ Group

7 June 2011

High Commissioner Navi Pillay

Statement10th International Conference of NHRIs: Human Rights and Business: The Role of NHRIs

8 October 2010

High Commissioner Navi Pillay

Opening statement14th session of the Human Rights Council: Side event: Human rights and business – the role of National Human Rights Institutions

31 May 2010

High Commissioner Navi Pillay

Opening statement – OHCHR consultation on business and human rights

10 May 2009

High Commissioner Navi Pillay

Written contributionAnnual Labour and Social Policy Review: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect: A Human Rights Milestone

2009