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Information on the 9th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights


Docip has the pleasure to inform you on the 9th Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (FBHR), which will be held online from November 16 to 18, 2020.

Forum theme: "Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet"

Information from the FBHR secretariat

Docip information

Flyer Indigenous Prep Meeting ENIndigenous Peoples' Preparatory Meetings

There will be two Indigenous Peoples' Preparatory Meetings for the 9th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights:

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 3:15 - 6:15 PM Geneva time (UTC+1)

Friday, November 13, 2020, 3:00 - 6:00 PM Geneva time (UTC+1)

For further information please contact Johanna Massa: johanna.massa(at)

Declaration of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus

The short version of the declaration has been presented in the closing session of the Forum by June L. Lorenzo, Pueblo Laguna/Navajo (Diné).

Video (full version):

Text (full version):

Text (short version):

Selection of sessions

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Monday, November 16, 2020

10:30 - 11:45: Regional trends and dialogue: Africa
14:00 - 15:00: High level plenary
15:00 - 16:00: High Level Plenary: Learning from government responses to applying the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the context of the COVID-19 response and recovery
16:00 - 17:15: Preventing abuses of Indigenous Peoples’ rights in the business context: a key issue for responsible business and sustainable development
17:15 - 18:15: Knowing and showing respect for people’s rights during crisis & human rights due diligence as a tool for resilience for future crisis?

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

07:30 - 08:50: Preventing business-related human rights abuses in Asia and the Pacific: Actors and actions
10:30 - 11:45: Effective corporate accountability as prevention
11:45 - 13:00: Preventing retaliation through non-State-based grievance mechanisms
13:00 - 14:00: Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence regimes: the role of explicit legal duties to prevent harm
14:00 - 15:30: Time for action: the role of HRDs in defending rights during crisis and when “building back better”

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

10:20 - 11:40: Transformative responses to sexual harassment and gender-based violence
16:30 - 17:45: Regional trends and dialogue: Latin America and the Caribbean
18:00 - 19:00: Closing Plenary


Webinar series on Indigenous Peoples in Business and Human Rights

Selection of resources


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