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Join UNGPsPlus10 Africa workshop

13:00 - 14:30 Virtual Event  Please register here.

International Organization of Employers (IOE), has organized UNGPsPlus10 Africa workshop which will be held virtually on Thursday 28 January 2021, 13:00-14:30 CET.

International Organization of Employers (IOE), has organized UNGPsPlus10 Africa workshop which will be held virtually on Thursday 28 January 2021, 13:00-14:30 CET.
 
The aim of the meeting is to assess how well the 10 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have worked. The meeting will also  identify the existing gaps in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles, as well as priority areas which should be in the focus in the next decade of action of the UN Guiding Principles. The meeting will also  give input to the Working Group in the process of developing the roadmap
 
BUSINESSAfrica Employers Confederation will be represented by the Secretary-General, Mrs. Jacqueline Mugo, who doubles as the Executive Director for the Federation of Kenya Employers.
 
The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, which is mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to promote the Guiding Principles, is currently leading the stocktaking of the first ten years and developing a roadmap to scale up implementation over the next decade. This effort is known as UNGPs10+. The stocktaking report and the roadmap will be issued in June 2021, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Guiding Principles.

June 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework - the globally recognized and authoritative framework for State duties and business responsibilities in preventing and addressing business-related human rights abuse. It is time to take stock on what has worked and what hasn’t and what needs to change in order to more effectively promote the State duty to protect human rights, the business responsibility to respect, as well as access to remedy.
 

Please register here.

Agenda

13:00 - 13:05

Welcome: Mthunzi Mdwaba, Moderator (Chair IOE PWG on Human Rights and Responsible Business Conduct) and Githu Muigai (Member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights)
13:05 - 13:15 #UNGPsPlus10: Dante Pesce (Chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights)

13:15 - 13:25

Kick-off presentation by Jacqueline Mugo (Secretary-General, BUSINESSAFRICA)
13:25 - 14:00

Tour-de-table on “If we take stock of the UNGPs’ first decade, what has worked and what hasn’t?”

14:00 - 14:30

Tour-de-table on “Looking ahead, what needs to be done and how?”
14:30   Closing: Mthunzi MdwabaDante Pesce and Githu Muigai