All persons at the centre: Confronting racism to catalyze the BHR agenda - Day 3 (Room XX) Forum on Business and Human Rights 2022
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All persons at the centre: Confronting racism to catalyze the BHR agenda - 11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights - Rights Holders at The Centre: Strengthening Accountability To Advance Business Respect For People And Planet In The Next Decade
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11:40am – 1:00pm All persons at the centre: Confronting racism to catalyze the BHR agenda (ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH AVAILABLE)
  • In 2020, the wake of high-profile cases of abuse relating to racial discrimination called for the need of States and business enterprises to take racial justice into consideration as part of their human rights obligations and responsibilities, as outlined in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). However, to date, accountability and redress for racial discrimination and abuses remain to be a blind spot in the business and human rights agenda. Building on the discussions held during the 2021 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in the session "Confronting racism: using the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to support transformative action", this session aims to highlight and explore what actions States, businesses, as well as other relevant stakeholders can take to advance accountability in tackling racism and discrimination, and in doing so, catalyze the business and human rights agenda.
  • Moderators: Fernanda Hopenhaym
  • Speakers: 
  • Tina Stavrinaki
  • Erika George
  • Néstor Javier Caicedo
  • Priyanka Samy
  • Ana Fontes
  •  Lihle Mabuza
  • Deniz Utlu
  • Ashwini K.P