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Wednesday, December 2 • 17:15 - 18:00
Closing Plenary: Way Forward in Implementing UN Guiding Principles in the Pacific

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The focus of this session will be on setting a “futuristic agenda” for the Pacific region in promoting responsible business conduct in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

What should governments and businesses do in coming years to deal with challenges such as climate change, gender-based violence, exploitation of workers’ rights, environmental pollution, etc.? How can public-private partnerships be strengthened to achieve the SDGs? How can we build back better more inclusive and sustainable societies in the region?

Keynote address by H.E. David Kabua, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Moderators
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Surya Deva

Member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Speakers
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Golda Benjamin

Programme Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Golda S. Benjamin is the Programme Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and is responsible for the organisation's portfolios on Asia, Corporate Legal Accountability, and Labour. She has worked extensively on land and labour rights, transparency in the extractives sector... Read More →
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Kylie Porter

Executive Director, Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA)
I am the Executive Director of the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA); the Australian chapter of the world's largest business-led sustainability initiative, The United Nations Global Compact. I am a responsible business expert with over 15 years of experience in corporate affairs... Read More →
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Simona Marinescu

UN Resident Coordinator, Resident Coordinator Office (RCO)
As the UN Resident Coordinator heading a UN Multi-Country Office that serves the Cook Islands, Niue Samoa, and Tokelau, Ms. Simona Marinescu leads a UN Country Team of 12 UN agencies based in Samoa.Ms. Marinescu has over 20 years of experience in international development coordination... Read More →
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Ernest Gibson

Pacific representative, UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
Ernest Gibson is serving as a UN75 Outreach Officer with the Resident Coordinator's Office in Fiji, providing support for the UN75 global campaign.Ernest is active in the Pacific civil society and international cooperation networks, having worked for the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific and Oxfam. He is also a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the Pacific Youth Council and the Pacif... Read More →
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H.E. David Kabua

President, Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
His Excellency David KabuaPresident David Kabua is the ninth President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. President Kabua has been representing Wotho Atoll since his first appointment in 2008. In his second term, he was given the portfolio as the Minister of Health and then... Read More →


Wednesday December 2, 2020 17:15 - 18:00 +12
Britannia room 1 Victoria Parade, Suva, Fiji