Introducing RESPECT at the 6th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
On Wednesday, 29 November 2017, Livia Wagner (Global Initiative) presented the RESPECT Initiative (the Responsible and Ethical Private Sector Coalition against Trafficking) at the 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva.
The 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Geneva, 27-29 November
About the Forum
The UN Forum is the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights with more than 2,000 participants from government, business, community groups and civil society, law firms, investor organisations, UN bodies, national human rights institutions, trade unions, academia and the media.
Over three days, participants take part in 60+ panel discussions on topics that relate to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the “Protect”, “Respect” and “Remedy” Framework), as well as current business-related human rights issues.
The Forum is the foremost event to network, share experiences and learn about the many initiatives to promote corporate respect for human rights.
The UN Human Rights Council, under paragraph 12 of its resolution 17/4, established the Forum to serve as a key global platform for stakeholders to ”discuss trends and challenges in the implementation of the Guiding Principles and promote dialogue and cooperation on issues linked to business and human rights.” It is guided by the Working Group on Business and Human Rights.