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Part II, Panel on Progress on the UN Guiding Principles - Forum on Business and Human Rights 2018
26 Nov 2018 -  Part II: National action plans on business and human rights - Impacts, lessons learned and ways forward
- Are States making progress on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights? Challenges, innovations and lessons learned from implementation
Brief Description:
This Forum session led by the Working Group will provide an opportunity for States to share updates on progress in implementing the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and for all relevant stakeholders to engage in open dialogue on ways forward.
Under the 2018 Forum’s central theme “Business respect for human rights –building on what works”, the Working Group invites States to share information about:
(a) Regulatory and policy developments to provide guidance, incentives and/or requirements for business enterprises to carry out human rights due diligence in order to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for how they address their adverse human rights impacts across operations and value chains;
(b) Updates on national action plans on business and human rights (in line with Human Rights Council resolution 26/22, paragraph 4), including assessments of impact of the implementation of existing plans.

The Forum’s regional track will provide further opportunities for exchange about such initiatives and stakeholder perspectives on the ways forward.

Tentative agenda
Part II: National action plans on business and human rights - Impacts, lessons learned and ways forward
• NAPs – what has been the impact to date? A quick overview
• Getting started, lessons learned
• Open dialogue: translating plans to action
- Government interventions
- Other stakeholders
• Wrap-up by the Working Group
Moderator/ Introductory Remark...
• Daniel Morris - Adviser, Human Rights and Business, The Danish Institute for Human Rights
Speakers
• Jakob Kiefer - CSR Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
• Ken Okaniwa - Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Japan in Geneva
• Fabrizio Petri - President of the Italian Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights, The Government of Italy BHR, HUMAN RIGHTS, LGBTI RIGHTS, ATHEISM
• Irene Maria Plank- Head of Division “Business and Human Rights”, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
• Stella Wangechi - Senior Human Rights Officer, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, Kenya

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