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OHCHR and business and human rights

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

SpeakerEvent or StatementDate
High Commissioner Volker TürkPress release  - UN Human Rights Chief urges EU leaders to approve key business and human rights legislation13 February 2024
High Commissioner Volker TürkStatement2023 Sporting Chance Forum5 December 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkStatement - Generative Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights Summit30 November 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkOpening statement12th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Towards Effective Change in Implementing Obligations, Responsibilities and Remedies27 November 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkPress releaseTürk urges alignment between EU, UN rules on business and human rights27 October 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkOpening remarks9th Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs23 October 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkStatementEngaging Business Forum, Atlanta, Georgia12 October 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkStatementVIII Regional Forum of Business and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean11 October 2023
Deputy High Commissioner Nada Al-NashifStatementHRC panel discussion on cyberbullying against children27 September 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkStatement4th Finance in Common Summit6 September 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkStatementHigh level side event of the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council on artificial intelligence12 July 2023
Deputy High Commissioner Nada Al-NashifStatementHRC panel discussion on the role of digital, media and information literacy in the promotion and enjoyment of the right to freedom of opinion and expression3 July 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkStatementGlobal Digital Compact: Deep-dive on Human Rights Online8 May 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkStatementWorld Standards Cooperation meeting on human rights and digital technology24 February 2023
High Commissioner Volker TürkStatementOpening of the IOE Centre on Human Rights and Responsible Business Conduct12 December 2022
High Commissioner Volker TürkClosing statement11th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Rights holders at the Centre: Strengthening accountability to advance business respect for people and planet in the next decade1 December 2022
High Commissioner Volker TürkOpening remarks8th Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs24 October 2022
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementUnited Nations Global Compact Leaders’ Summit: State of the World1 June 2022
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatement G7: Sustainable value chains – Success factors for an internationally accepted binding standard6 May 2022
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletOpening statement – 10th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: The next decade of business and human rights: increasing the pace and scale of action to implement the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights29 November 2021
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletOpening statement 7th Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs25 October 2021
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletPress briefing note Tribute to John Ruggie21 September 2021
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementHRC Panel on the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights29 June 2021
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementBusiness Launch of the Roadmap for the better implementation of the UN Guiding Principles On Business And Human Rights21 June 2021
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletVideo Statement10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights16 June 2021
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementBerlin Dialogue on Business and Human Rights18 May 2021
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletVideo messageWomen Economic Forum: Chile18 March 2021
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletOpening statement9th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet16 November 2020
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletOpening statement6th Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs26 October 2020
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletSpeechIDEA Colloquium15 October 2020
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatement2020 Virtual Engaging Business Forum7 October 2020
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletVideo messageUN Global Compact Private Sector Forum21 September 2020
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletVideo messageInternational Virtual Conference on Human Rights in Business: Prosperity Through Diversity25 June 2020
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementUN Global Compact Leaders Summit18 June 2020
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementInternational Organisation of Employers Digital Dialogue: Covid-19: Impact on the Business and Human Rights Agenda29 April 2020
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletSpeaker – UN Global Compact Academy Session: COVID-19 and Human Rights: Protection of the Most Vulnerable on COVID28 April 2020
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatement – Coronavirus: Human rights need to be front and centre in response6 March 2020
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletOpening Statement25th Conference of the Parties: Addressing access to remedy and the business and human rights dimension of climate change9 December 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletOpening Statement8th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Side event: Two roads converge – linking the modern slavery and business and human rights agendas26 November 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletOpening statement8th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: Stepping up government leadership: from commitments to action25 November 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletOpening remarks 2019 Sporting Chance Forum21 November 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletPublic addressHarvard Kennedy School18 October 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletKeynote speech – Human rights in the digital age: Can they make a difference?17 October 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatement3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly15 October 2019
Deputy High Commissioner Kate GilmoreOpening statement5th Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs14 October 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletInterviewILC Daily Show: Securing Sustainable Transitions over the Life Course17 June 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementILO Thematic Forum14 June 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementInternational Organization of Employers Roundtable on Inclusive Multilateralism, Business and the SDGs8 May 2019
Deputy High Commissioner Kate GilmoreAddressLaunch of the Northern Ireland Declaration on Sports and Human Rights29 April 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatement – "Smart mix" of measures needed to regulate new technologies24 April 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementOECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains23 April 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementUnited 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 Globally11 April 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletVideo messageWomen Economic Forum: Reimagining Societies: Reclaiming Humanity with Gender Equality11 April 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatement – Meeting with German Confederation of Business Employers31 January 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletPanelistWorld Economic Forum: Slave-free seafood: On combating slavery and abuses in the seafood industry24 January 2019
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletVideo Message4th ITUC World Congress3 December 2018
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletOpening remarks7th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights: The movement to ensure businesses uphold human rights is gaining momentum26 November 2018
Deputy High Commissioner Kate GilmoreOpening remarks4th Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs15 November 2018
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementUN Global Compact CEO Roundtable: Closing the inequality gap – human rights as a driver for successful business24 September 2018
High Commissioner Michelle BacheletStatementFirst Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade24 September 2018
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinStatementCentre for Sport and Human Rights29 June 2018
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinSpeakerUN Global Compact Academy Session: What Human Rights mean for Business29 May 2018
Deputy High Commissioner Kate GilmoreRemarksPride in Practice Conference: Australia launch of the Global LGBTI Standards for Business5 December 2017
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinStatementSporting Chance Forum30 November 2017
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinStatementUniversity of Geneva: Incorporating Human Rights in Business Education – The Way forward30 November 2017
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinStatement6th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights29 November 2017
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinVideo message3rd Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs23 October 2017
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinPanelistBerkeley Haas Dean's Speaker Series: Utilizing Technology to Protect Freedom of Expression28 September 2017
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinRemarks – Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI People: Standards of Conduct for Business26 September 2017
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinStatement – Ahead of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos13 January 2017
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinOp-Ed – Dollars and Sense: How – and why – the private sector needs to stand up for human rights5 January 2017
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinOpening statement5th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights15 November 2016
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinVideo message2nd Session of the IGWG on TNCs and OBEs24 October 2016
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinVideo statement4th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights17 November 2015
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al HusseinOpening remarks3rd Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights2 December 2014
Deputy High Commissioner Flavia PansieriStatementInternational Conference on Business and Human Rights19 November 2014
High Commissioner Navi PillayOpening remarks2nd Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights3 December 2013
High Commissioner Navi PillayOpening 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 PillayStatement – Industry and human rights17 May 2013
High Commissioner Navi PillayHigh-level session statement1st Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights4 December 2012
High Commissioner Navi PillayStatementInaugural session of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights16 January 2012
High Commissioner Navi PillayStatementInternational Labour Conference: Employers’ Group7 June 2011
High Commissioner Navi PillayStatement10th International Conference of NHRIs: Human Rights and Business: The Role of NHRIs8 October 2010
High Commissioner Navi PillayOpening statement14th session of the Human Rights Council: Side event: Human rights and business – the role of National Human Rights Institutions31 May 2010
High Commissioner Navi PillayOpening statement – OHCHR consultation on business and human rights10 May 2009
High Commissioner Navi PillayWritten contributionAnnual Labour and Social Policy Review: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect: A Human Rights Milestone2009

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