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Closing discussion - Forum on Business and Human Rights 2015
18 Nov 2015 -  About this session
The closing plenary of the 2015 Forum on Business and Human Rights will feature a multistakeholder panel that will reflect on concrete steps to scale and speed up implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ three pillars of “Protect, Respect and Remedy”.

It has been over 4 years since the Guiding Principles were endorsed by the Human Rights Council. We have seen great progress in diffusing and implementing the Guiding Principles in diverse sectors, industries, and countries. And yet we know gaps in implementation remain massive. Looking forward, what steps are needed to scale up action to protect against, prevent and remedy businessrelated human rights abuse?

Panellists will offer their unique perspectives on what actions would deliver most “value for money” in their respective areas. Time permitting, other participants in the audience will also have an opportunity to offer their ideas on the most effective ways to speed and scale up implementation of the Guiding Principles.

I. Remarks by Margaret Jungk, Chairperson of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

II. Panel discussion moderated by: Diana Chavez, Chairperson of the 2015 Forum on Business and Human Rights

• Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
• Tone Skogen, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre
• Shauna Leven, Corruption Campaigns Director, Global Witness
• Mthunzi Mdwaba, CEO of TZoro IBC; Chairman for the CSR and the Business Human Rights Policy Working Group of the International Organisation of Employers
• Debbie Stothard, Secretary General, FIDH; Coordinator of the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma
• Mark Hodge, Executive Director, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

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