The 3rd annual Forum on business and human rights is underway as I write. About 2,000 people from business, governments and civil society have come to the UN in Geneva and the discussion is riveting!
Mo Ibrahim, the Chairperson of the Forum opened up the session with good advice to all participants. The UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) on business and human rights is a great achievement, said Dr Ibrahim but now “the time has come to deliver”!
Annual processes to measure progress, monitoring systems , publication of results are necessary now and this needs to be carried out by an independent , credible organization funded by governments, business and civil society. “Business has a role to play to support and uphold society and civil society must drive change”- we were off to a good start. Continue reading