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Africa Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights

The UN Working Group is convening a Forum on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The Forum will be held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from September 16-18. It is co-hosted by the African Union Commission, The United National Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Key issues that will be addressed include:

  • National action plans
  • Access to effective remedies (both judicial and non-judicial)
  • Investment in natural resources (extractive industries and land)
  • The important role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the informal sector
  • Ways of promoting the prevention and mitigation of business-related human rights risks
  • Capacity building
  • Sharing experiences and lessons from other regions

 

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For the invitation, please click here.