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June 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework – the globally recognized and authoritative framework for State duties and business responsibilities in preventing and addressing business-related human rights abuse. It is time to take stock on what has worked and what hasn't and what needs to change in order to more effectively promote the state duty to protect human rights, the business responsibility to promote as well as access to remedy.
This session will discuss progress and still existing gaps in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles as well as priority areas which should be in the focus in the next decade for mainstreaming and scaling up the UNGPs, and building a sustainable and more resilient post COVID global economy.
Discuss progress so far in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles in Asia
Discuss still existing challenges in Asia
Sharing of best practice of company and state practice
Discuss the drivers needed to boost business action, beyond leaders and pioneers
Identifying key action areas to be focused on beyond 2021
In how far have the UN Guiding Principles changed state and business practice in the Asian region?
What are some specific examples of implementing the UNGPs in the region from companies (including SMEs)?
What are specific examples from state actions that promote and incentivize the uptake of UNGP by business?
What are the main challenges in the implementation of the UNGPs in Asia?
What drivers (markets’, investors’ and public policy signals) are key to accelerate the implementation of UNGP by all type of business? What actions are needed to promote the better implementation of the UNGPs?