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Business and Human Rights Workshop: Introduction to the UN Guiding Principles

Posted in Events by unaavic on March 8th, 2013

26 March , 2013
9:00 amto1:00 pm


The UNAA Business and Human Rights Workshops build capacity to monitor and manage corporate human rights risks and impacts, providing practical guidance on how to integrate human rights considerations into everyday business practices. They provide a practical learning forum for practitioners from all stakeholder groups, on the international and domestic standards and tools available to help prevent and redress business related human rights harm.  The workshops, held in partnership with Allens, are facilitated by Vanessa Zimmerman, Business and human rights expert and former Legal Advisor to the United Nations Special Representative on Business and Human Rights.

Who are the workshops for?
The workshops are an essential training program for corporate responsibility and sustainability managers, investors, governance, risk and compliance managers, and corporate lawyers on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles – the global standard of practice on business and human rights. They invite business, government and NGOs professionals wanting to learn more about business and human rights and how to apply the UN Guiding Principles in practice. Participants who attend the entire series of 6 workshops are exposed to a full package of learning on the business responsibility to respect and will be well equipped to manage business related human rights risks.

Workshop 1 Details:

Workshop 1: Business and Human Rights: Introduction to the UN Guiding Principles
Date: Tuesday 26 March
Time: 8.30am Registration, 9am to 1pm Workshop
Venue: Hosted by Allens, Level 37, 101 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
RSVP Deadline: 5 pm, Tuesday 19 March

Registration fees:
Business/Government: $520 +GST per workshop or 6 workshops for $440 +GST each

Non-profit organisation: $370 +GST per workshop or 6 workshops for $330+GST each

Places are limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment. To register go to:

Register for complete series of 6 workshops before 5pm, 19 March 2013 to take advantage of discounted workshop package.

  • Workshop 2: Corporate Human Rights Policy Development Tuesday 9 April
  • Workshop 3: Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence: Assessment and integration of human rights impacts Tuesday 14 May
  • Workshop 4: Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence: Tracking and communicating human rights performance Tuesday 4 June
  • Workshop 5: Addressing Adverse Human Rights Impacts: Managing human rights related complaints, disputes and grievances Tuesday 2 July
  • Workshop 6: Managing Human Rights in the Supply Chain and Other Business Relationships Tuesday 6 August

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