Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Geneva



Geneva, Switzerland


Matthias Thorns

Deputy Secretary-General
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Peter Hall

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Aim of the meeting: To serve as an annual 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, including challenges faced in particular sectors, operational environments or in relation to specific rights or groups, as well as identifying good practices.” It is guided and chaired by the Working Group on Business and Human Rights, as per Human Rights Council resolutions 17/4 and35/7

IOE role in the meeting: to support and guide the participation of the private sector, and to organise and present at specific IOE-organised business-only side events