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Call for input for the Working Group on Business and Human Rights’s official visit to Colombia

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Special Procedures


15 April 2024

Purpose: The Working Group on Business and Human Rights (the Working Group) is seeking information in preparation for its next country visit to Colombia, which will take place from July 29 to 9 August, 2024.

During its visit to Colombia, the Working Group will examine business and human rights issues and identify current initiatives, practices, challenges and opportunities at the national and local level to implement the Guiding Principles and promote responsible business conduct.

The Working Group will meet with State institutions, and other stakeholders, including businesses, communities and individuals impacted by business operations and activities, civil society organizations, development partners, trade unions and academics.

On the last day of the visit, the Working Group will present its preliminary conclusions at a press conference (access restricted to the media), highlighting the main areas of concern and opportunities that emerged from the visit. Following this visit, it will prepare a report containing its final observations and recommendations to the Colombian government and other stakeholders, to be presented at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in June 2025.

Key questions and types of input/comments sought

The Working Group welcomes any information that relates to its mandate and in particular:

  • Analytical reports or recent surveys concerning Colombia that could be of interest to the Working Group's mandate and country visit.
  • Information on relevant policies, programs and legal frameworks.
  • Priority issues, trends and developments requiring the Working Group's attention.
  • Suggestions for places to visit outside the capital.
  • Examples of good practice on business and human rights.
  • Recommendations of key ministries, public institutions businesses, business associations, investors, civil society organizations and others with whom the Working group should meet, together with their contact details.
How inputs will be used?

Responses to this questionnaire will be essential to ensure that the Working Group's visit and final report address the most pressing business and human rights issues.

Please note that the submissions following this call will not be made public.

Next Steps

Email address:
[email protected]

Email subject line:
Visit to Colombia

Word/Page limit:
2500 words

Accepted file formats:
Word, PDF

Accepted Languages:
English, Spanish, French