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Tuesday, December 1 • 11:00 - 12:30
Business and human rights: Introduction to the UN Guiding Principles and linkages with SDGs

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The session will be run as an interactive workshop to raise awareness amongst the Pacific Forum participants about the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the authoritative global standard in the business and human rights field. It will also show linkages between the UNGPs and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how the national action plans on business and human rights could facilitate a synergy between the two.

This session aims to:
  • Introduce key concepts as well as the respective obligations of states and responsibilities of businesses under the UNGPs;
  • Explore linkages between the UNGPs and the SDGs; and
  • Discuss how implementing that UNGPs may contribute to overcoming business and human rights challenges in the Pacific region and in turn achieving inclusive and sustainable development.

Session organized by UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.

Speakers
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Surya Deva

Member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
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Justine Nolan

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
Justine Nolan is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at UNSW Sydney. She is a Visiting Professorial Scholar at NYU's Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. Justine's research focuses on the intersection of business and human rights, in particular, corporate responsibility for human... Read More →



Tuesday December 1, 2020 11:00 - 12:30 +12
Britannia room 1 Victoria Parade, Suva, Fiji