Forum on Business and Human Rights

SDG 16 Hub • 17 August 2020

"Due to the ongoing worldwide challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, which guides and chairs the Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, has decided that the 2020 edition of the Forum will be held virtually from 16 to 18 November 2020.

Reflecting on the current global situation and the renewed emphasis on the need to prevent harm to people and the planet resulting from business activities, the prevention of business-related human rights abuses will be the central theme of the 2020 Forum. The Forum agenda will seek to reinforce the message that strengthening prevention– by learning from both good practices and from when things have gone wrong, as well as by addressing systemic gaps – can help to build a sustainable future for people and the planet."

Additional information, including the agenda for the 2020 Annual Forum will be provided in due course on the webpage dedicated to the Forum, as well as via the Working Groups twitter account @UNWGizHRs


The event's concept note can be accessed by clicking on the file below.

N.B.: The enrolment for this event must be done through its official website. Enrolling through the SDG 16 Hub does not guarantee your participation in the event.