2-4 December 2013 Geneva, Switzerland The Forum was established by the Human Rights Council and is under the guidance of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. The Forum provides a global platform for the promotion and implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
These Principles, unanimously endorsed in 2011 by the Council, are the
first globally accepted standards on the responsibilities of States and
businesses for preventing and addressing business-related human rights
The first Forum
in 2012 focused on progress in the implementation of the Guiding
Principles, highlighting the emerging challenges for States, business,
and civil society, and identifying and discussing good practices. The
2013 forum will be held in Geneva on 2-4 December. A draft programme overview is now available, with a more extensive agenda to be posted in advance of the event. Online registration has opened.