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Tuesday, December 1 • 13:30 - 15:00
Corruption, Business and Human Rights

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The session focuses on the corruption impact on business and human rights issues and case studies relevant to the Pacific region. Key business and human rights challenges in the Pacific will be addressed, as well as expectations for companies to carry out human rights due diligence, creating incentives through public procurement, and taking steps to ensure a ‘bouquet of remedies’ is available to victims. Panelists will also discuss opportunities to promote responsible business conduct in the Pacific.

This session aims to:
  • Increase awareness of the interplay between business-related human rights abuses and corruption in general;
  • Enhanced knowledge of the impacts of COVID-19 being felt by the Pacific through a human rights and corruption lens;
  • Consider ways to encourage business enterprises to conduct human rights due diligence in consultation with civil society organizations, trade unions and human rights defenders.

Key questions:
  • Would improving governance frameworks and increasing anti-corruption measures reduce business-related human rights abuses from occurring?
  • What affect has COVID-19 had on human-rights in the Pacific?
  • What are some key steps governments and civil society actors can take to reduce business-related human rights abuses?

Session organized by United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project.

Moderators
avatar for John Hyde

John Hyde

Anti-Corruption Consultant, UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project
JOHN HYDE is a consultant with the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project, specialising in private sector, media and parliament engagement. John was Chair of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly’s Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Stefanovska Trajanoska

Sonja Stefanovska Trajanoska

UNDP Anti-Corruption Adviser, UNDP
SONJA STEFANOVSKA-TRAJANOSKA is a governance and anti-corruption expert with over 20 years of progressive experience in the UN system.She is currently serving as UNDP Anti-Corruption with the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji.Sonja holds a a Ph.D. degree in political science; a Master’s... Read More →

Speakers
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Anita Ramasastry

Chair, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
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Annika Wythes

Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser - Pacific, UNODC
Annika Wythes is the UNODC Regional Anti-Corruption Adviser in the Pacific under the joint UNODC-UNDP Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project and the designated UNODC Representative in the Pacific. She has been with UNODC working on corruption since March 2009, previously... Read More →
avatar for Miliana Iga

Miliana Iga

Executive, Pacific Youth Forum Against Corruption
Ms Miliana Iga has been involved extensively in the fight against corruption in the Pacific region. In 2015 along with her fellow youth anticorruption advocates from 13 Pacific Island Countries, they formed the Pacific Youth Forum Against Corruption (PYFAC)She has been part of policy... Read More →
avatar for Kautoa Tonganibeia

Kautoa Tonganibeia

President, Kiribati Chamber of Commerce & Industry



Tuesday December 1, 2020 13:30 - 15:00 +12
Britannia room 3 Victoria Parade, Suva, Fiji