AGENDA

Explore the line-up of sessions for the United Nations Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum.

 

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Pre-Forum Sessions

19 Sep

Note: All Pre-Forum Sessions have separate registration processes and only approved participants will be allowed to join.

09:00 - 11:00 ICT

CSO SAFE SPACE

Dialogue for Change: A Conversation with UN Special Procedures


Hosted by: United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with Forum Asia and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

11:15 - 13:15 ICT

Strengthening the Thai Ecosystem: Joining forces against forced labour

 

Hosted by: Thomson Reuters Foundation and United Nations Development Programme

13:30 - 17:00 ICT

BUSINESS SAFE SPACE

Workshop for Business Practitioners on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in Asia
 

Hosted by: United Nations Development Programme, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, and the International Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Responsible Business Alliance and GCN Thailand

15:00 - 17:00 ICT

​Informal and Closed-Door Peer-to-Peer Exchange and Networking Session for Government Officials

Hosted by: United Nations Development Programme

Day One

20 Sep

8:30 - 9:00 ICT

Registration, coffee/tea

9:00 - 11:00 ICT

Welcome, Keynotes and Opening Plenary

11:00 - 11:15 ICT

Break

11:15 - 12:30 ICT

Session 1: Turning Stones to Diamonds: Pressure points to facilitate access to remedy

12:15 - 13:30 ICT

PARTNER SIDE EVENT

On the Frontlines: Indigenous Women Defending Their Lands and the Environment

12:30 - 13:30 ICT

Lunch

13:30 - 14:45 ICT

Session 2: Translating the UNGPs into Real Change

14:45 - 15:00 ICT

Break

15:00 - 16:15 ICT

Session 3: Environmental Defenders as Levers of Change: Supporting climate action and responsible business practices

16:15 - 16:30 ICT

Break

16:30 - 18:00 ICT

Session 4: Regional Access
to Justice and Remediation: Making it work for migrant workers

 
 

Day Two

21 Sep

8:30 - 9:00 ICT

Reception, coffee/tea

9:00 - 10:15 ICT  |  Parallel sessions

CONFERENCE ROOM 3

Session 1: Asia’s Environmental Priorities and the Business and Human Rights Agenda

 

CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Session 2: Business, Human Rights and Displaced Persons: Enhancing access to durable solutions

10:15 - 10:45 ICT

Break

10:45 - 12:00 ICT  |  Parallel sessions

CONFERENCE ROOM 3

Session 3: Combatting Informality and Spurring Formal Employment to Achieve Decent Work and Social Justice

CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Session 4: Plastic Circularity through Responsible Business Conduct: Realizing the right to a healthy environment

12:00 - 13:30 ICT

PARTNER SIDE EVENT

National Action Plans: Stocktaking and Charting the Way Forward

12:15 - 13:30 ICT

PARTNER SIDE EVENT

Indigenous-led Energy Solutions as Levers of Change Towards Access to Clean, Sustainable & Modern Energy

12:00 - 13:30 ICT

Lunch

13:30 - 14:45 ICT | Parallel sessions

CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Session 5: Confronting Hate Speech and Disinformation: The role of advertising

CONFERENCE ROOM 3

Session 6: Transforming Markets through Inclusive Procurement

13:30 - 15:00 ICT

PARTNER SIDE EVENT

Diplomatic Briefing on the Legally Binding Instrument 

on TNC’s and Human Rights

14:45 - 15:15 ICT

Break

15:15 - 16:30 ICT

CONFERENCE ROOM 1

Session 7: Citizens and Consumers: The missing link

18:00 - 20:00 ICT

Reception hosted by Government of Sweden and Government of Switzerland

Invite Only

Day Three

22 Sep

8:30 - 9:00 ICT

Reception, coffee/tea

9:00 - 10:15 ICT

Session 1: Policy Developments in Japan and Their Impact on Asia

10:15 - 10:45 ICT

Break

10:45 - 12:00 ICT | Parallel sessions

Session 2: Asia and the Future of Globalization: Business and human rights in perspective

Session 3: Building Business Action Fit for Children in East Asia Pacific in the Next Decade

 

12:00 - 13:30 ICT

Lunch

13:30 - 14:45 ICT  | Parallel sessions

Session 4: Leveraging a Human Rights-Based Approach to Infrastructure Development in Southeast Asia

Session 5: Scaling Up Business Action for Net Zero: Harnessing the levers of change

14:45 - 15:00 ICT

Break

15:00 - 16:30 ICT

Closing Plenary

16:30 ICT - onwards

Networking