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11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
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11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

October 28, 2022

The 11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights will take place November 28 – 30,2022, in a hybrid format, virtually and in person, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, subject to public health regulations.

Established by the UN Human Rights Council, the Forum is guided and chaired by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. It is organized by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Since its creation in 2011, the annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights has brought together thousands of participants from governments, international organizations, businesses, trade unions, civil society, communities, lawyers, and academia worldwide.

Centered on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) – the global framework for States and businesses to prevent and address the impacts of business-related activities on human rights – the Forum has provided a unique multi-stakeholder platform for discussing trends and challenges in implementing the UNGPs and realizing a more sustainable global economy.

As the UNGPs turned 10 in June 2021, the convergence of the COVID-19 and climate crises, amid a few other significant global challenges, underlined the need to bridge the gaps between economic actors, and respect for people and the planet is more pressing than ever. Set against this backdrop, and with the UNGPs as the central reference point for efforts toward bridging these gaps, the 11th annual Forum takes stock of efforts at securing accountability and access to remedy to focus on how the implementation of the UNGPs can be accelerated from a rights-holder perspective.

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