From today until Wednesday, November 18, the 9th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights will take place virtually.

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Today and until Wednesday, the 9th Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights takes place. Due to the pandemic, this year, the Forum will be held virtually, allowing greater participation of organizations and communities from different parts of the world. Under normal circumstances, face-to-face participation in this forum is difficult due to distances and economic issues, so its realization in a virtual format means a great advance.

The theme of this year’s event is “Preventing Business-Related Human Rights Abuses: The Key to a Sustainable Future for People and the Planet”. The Forum brings together companies, investors, government representatives, civil society organizations, community groups, UN agencies, national human rights institutions, unions, academies and the media.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Forum will consider how States and the business community should respond to it in a way that respects and protects human rights as well as the need to build a sustainable and people-centered recovery. .

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Gonzalo Roza, gon.roza@fundeps.org