Report of the second session of the UN Working Group on business and human rights

“The Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises held its second session from 8 to 11 May 2012, in Geneva. Prior to its session, the Working Group participated in the expert conference of the European Union on business and human rights, in Copenhagen, on 7 May 2012, and welcomed the proposal made by the European Union that its member States develop national plans to implement the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as its focus on developing guidance for specific sectors and for small- and medium-sized enterprises on the implementation of the Guiding Principles through a process of consultation with experts, Governments, civil society and corporate actors from Europe and globally. The Working Group expressed support for these initiatives and called on the European Union and its member States to ensure that the consultative process also involved stakeholders from other regions, particularly given the transnational nature of business operations and their impact.”  Click here for the report from the second session of the Working Group