GBI Executive Director to speak at UN Regional Forum in Medellin, Latin America (Aug 28th to 30th)
The United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Government of Colombia will co-host this first Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean. The forum will provide a multi-stakeholder regional platform for a constructive dialogue on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) among representatives from global, regional and domestic businesses, industry associations, Governments, international and regional bodies, trade unions, civil society, national human rights institutions and other stakeholders. The Forum will focus on exchanging experiences and ideas, offering training opportunities and identifying emerging innovative practices designed to manage corporate impacts and enable equitable development with a human rights approach. Results will feed into the global Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva on 2-4 December.