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|Forum title:||"Leadership and Leverage: Embedding human rights in the rules and relationships that drive the global economy"|
|Speakers:||Latest speaker list|
|Watch recorded sessions:||To watch the sessions that were recorded, see UN Web TV|
|Statements||Plenary remarks and other statements are posted here|
|2016 Forum key messages and highlights:|
The UN Forum is the world's largest annual gathering on business and human rights with some 2,300 participants from government, business, community groups and civil society, law firms, investor organisations, UN bodies, NHRIs, trade unions, academia and the media.
Over three days, participants take part in 60+ panel discussions on topics that relate to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the "Protect", "Respect" and "Remedy" Framework), as well as current business-related human rights issues.
The Forum is the foremost event to network, share experiences and learn about the many initiatives to promote corporate respect for human rights. For a summary of the 2015 Forum discussions, click here.
Allen & Overy, Anglo American, Aviva Investors, Barrick Gold Corp, BG Group, BNP Paribas, BP, Cartier, Chevron, Clifford Chance, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Daimler, De Beers, Deloitte, DLA Piper, Ericsson, EY, Ferrero Firmenich, General Electric, Google, H&M, Heineken, Hermes Investors, Hess Corporation, Hilton Worldwide, Hitachi, KPMG, Linklaters, L'Oreal, Mars Inc, McDonald's, Michelin, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Monsanto, Nestlé, Nokia, Novo Nordisk, Orange, P&G, Pfizer, Philip Morris International, Primark, PwC, Richemont, Rio Tinto, Sakhalin Energy, Samsung, Shell, Statoil, Syngenta, Telecom Italia, Telenor, Telia Sonera, Total, UBS, Unilever, Walt Disney Company.
Amnesty International, BHRRC, Earth Rights, FIDH, Human Rights Watch, ICAR, IHRB, ITUC, Oxfam, PODER, Shift, SOMO.
B Team, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), Electronics Industry Corporate Citizenship Coalition, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI), International Council on Mining and Metals, International Chamber of Commerce, IPIECA, International Organisation of Employers, US Council for International Business, World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
ASEAN, AU, CoE, EU, FAO, UN Global Compact, ICRC, IFC, ILO, OAS, OECD, OHCHR, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNICEF, WEF.
The UN Human Rights Council, under paragraph 12 of its resolution 17/4, established the Forum to serve as a key global platform for stakeholders to ”discuss trends and challenges in the implementation of the Guiding Principles and promote dialogue and cooperation on issues linked to business and human rights.” It is guided by the Working Group on Business and Human Rights.
Other statements and presentations
Statements made in session on 'National action plans to implement the UNGPs: stepping up Government commitments and action'