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Information on the 5th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights


2016-11-13

Docip has the pleasure to inform you on the 5th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, which will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva,from November 14 to 16, 2016.

Forum title: "Leadership and Leverage: Embedding human rights in the rules and relationships that drive the global economy"
Broadcast: UN WebTV
Twitter hashtag:     #bizhumanright

Selection of events

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 16.40 - 18.00 - Room XX (20)

Leveraging the money: engaging investors, lenders and buyers to ensure effective remedy for communities

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 18.15 - 19.30 - Room XXVII (27)

The SDGs and the rights of indigenous peoples – Thematic event followed by reception

  • Organizers: Gáldu – Resource centre for the rights of Indigenous peoples

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 15.00 - 16.20 - Room XX (20)

Using leverage to forge leadership: indigenous peoples’ rights in business operations

  • Organizers: AIPP, FPP, IWGIA, Tebtebba and LAHURNIP
  • Concept note

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 18.00 - 20.00 - Rue de Varembé 1 (outside of UN)

Defenders in the Line of Fire: Colombia - Stories from the Grassroots (conference and reception)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 8.20 - 9.40 - Room XXI (21)

Commitment to practice: Using the UNGPs as a launch pad for responsible land-based investments

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 8.20 - 9.40 - Room XXIII (23)

Securing respect for human rights in the global transition to renewable energy

  • Organizers: Danish Institute for Human Rights and DONG Energy
  • Concept note

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10.00 - 11.20 - Room XX (20)

How many more killings & threats? Solutions to protect human rights defenders working on extractives in Latin America

  • Organizers: Platform against Impunity, Front Line Defenders, Global Witness, Peace Brigades International, International Service for Human Rights and Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Concept note

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11.40 - 13.00 - Room XXVII (27)

Soda giants, land & good practice: lessons from a land conflict in Brazil

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 15.00 - 16.20 - Room XXI (21)

Making consultations with indigenous peoples work: how to overcome the lack of national capacities

Selection of Documents

Docip Technical Secretariat

Docip's Technical Secretariat for Indigenous Delegates will be located in Room E. 2076 and E. 2074. It will be open from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and offer the following free services for Indigenous Delegates:

  • translations (English/Spanish/French/Russian)
  • interpretation (English/Spanish)
  • computers and printers
  • photocopier
  • information

For further information please contact Karen Pfefferli: karen(at)docip.org, +41 78 885 52 89