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25-27 November

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 2019

The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights is the global platform for stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts to move the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights from paper to practice. As the world’s foremost gathering in this area, it provides a unique space for dialogue between governments, business, civil society, affected groups and international organizations on trends, challenges and good practices in preventing and addressing business-related human rights impacts. DCAF will be co-organizing the following events during this year's forum.

 

MONDAY, 25 NOVEMBER

Brown Bag Lunch on “Security, Business and Human Rights: The Peruvian Example”

12:15-13:15 (DCAF, Room 5.2)

The Brown Bag Lunch will showcase the participation of the Peruvian Working Group on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP), notably supporting the ministry in charge for this process to include security and human rights related manner in the NAP.

Partner organization: Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (IDEHPUCP), Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

 

TUESDAY, 26 NOVEMBER

Launch event of the thematic supplement “Private Security Governance and National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights”

8:00-9:00 (DCAF, Open space 9th floor)

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights articulate the obligations of States to protect human rights and the responsibilities of businesses to respect human rights. Given the elevated risks of human rights impacts related to private security, States should give special consideration to this sector within the framework of their National Action Plans (NAPs) on business and human rights. Correspondingly, DCAF and the Danish Institute for Human Rights are launching a thematic supplement on private security governance to the National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights Toolkit. The Supplement provides insight and guidance on the analysis of existing legal frameworks and policy responses for the development of new laws, policies, and practices that respond specifically to the human rights risks related to the private security industry.

Partner organization: Danish Institute for Human Rights

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WEDNESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER

Business and Human Rights Forum Snapshot - Private security governance in National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights

10:30-10:45 (UN Room XXV)

This snapshot event will allow to introduce the thematic supplement on private security governance to the National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights Toolkit.

Partner organization: Danish Institute for Human Rights

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Business and Human Rights Forum Side Event - Private Military and Security Companies: The Role of States, Companies and Clients in Addressing Gendered Human Rights Challenges

15:00-17:00 (Palais des Nations Room XXIII)

The event will launch two important reference documents: “The Gendered Human Rights Impacts of Private Military and Security Companies: Report of the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries” as well as the Private Security Policy Brief that was developed by DCAF, OSCE ODIHR and UN Women (the latter forms part of the new Gender and SSR Toolkit).

Partner organization: UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries

Participants are kindly asked to register by e-mail to mercenaries@ohchr.org. Participants without UN badges are kindly requested to ensure they communicate this in their email registration.