UN forum to discuss human rights and corporate responsibility
This event brings together civil society, governments and businesses from Latin America and the Caribbean. Conectas is participating in two sessions on Wednesday 6 October
Evento reúne diferentes atores para discutir direitos humanos e responsabilidade das empresas. Foto: Ministério Público do Trabalho
On Wednesday 6 October, Conectas is participating in two events within the framework of the VI Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean, organised by the Office in Mexico of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. Conectas will be guests at the first event and are among the organisers of the second one.
At 11am (time in Brasília), Júlia Mello Neiva, coordinator of the Conectas programme, the Defence of Socio-environmental Rights, will be participating in the session “Due diligence and commercial and investment policies”, organised by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). This meeting will be to explore different regional perspectives on regulatory initiatives in progress, in the area of due diligence. To find out how to follow this, click on this link.
The session “Human rights and the impact of business on the indigenous peoples in Amazônia, the Andes and Mesoamerica”, will take place at 4pm (time in Brasília). This is being organised by Conectas along with other institutions: Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas, Abya Yala Indigenous Forum, Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos, Indigenous Peoples Rights International, Oxfam Brasil and Oxfam.
At this meeting, leaders of indigenous peoples from Brazil and other Latin American and Caribbean countries will discuss the impact of corporate activities on their territories and strategies implemented to protect their rights. Find out more via this link.
The VI Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights is taking place within the framework of the project “Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean”, led by the OECD and ILO, with the support of the European Union.