Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Guiding Principles on business and human rights, 2021 was a busy year for B+HR Asia, with increasing regional momentum in implementing the UNGPs.…
Some of the events are only in the planning phase; please return to this page regularly as the list below will be updated with further details, registration links and event announcements.
Sub-national consultation on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Thailand | 5 July 2021
The protection of HRDs has been identified as one of the four key priority areas in Thailand’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP). To support the implementation of the NAP, UNDP conducts a study dedicated to the protection of HRDs to provide an overview of the challenges they face, existing mechanisms in place and where they fall short to sufficiently protect HRDs and provide access to remedy, with special attention to Women Human Rights Defenders. The sub-national consultation in Songkla is organized to present preliminary findings of the study and to seek feedback and inputs on the recommendations included.
EU-India Private Sector Exchange on Human Rights Due Diligence, India | 6 July 2021
The event will provide a platform for European and Indian businesses to exchange knowledge and good practices on HRDD processes, and discuss what are the implications of new mandatory HRDD and supply chain laws and plans for Indian businesses, especially the MSME sector.
1st Steering Committee meeting on the development of the NAP, Malaysia | 6 July 2021
On the Steering Committee meeting, chaired by the Minister of Law of the Prime Minister's Department, members of the committee will set the governance structure for Malaysia's NAP development process including specific objectives, meeting timelines, milestones, functions, roles and the cycle of NAP development.
Task Force Work Retreat on National Strategy on Business and Human Rights, Indonesia | 13-16 July 2021 (TBC)
The members of the Task Force, delegated from different stakeholder groups, are participating in workshops and meetings to refine Indonesia’s National Strategy on Business and Human Rights to and formulate the legal instrument to legitimize the strategy document.
CEOs Forum Discussion on Business and Human Rights, Indonesia | 22 July 2021 (TBC)
The CEO Forum Discussion for businesses aims to enhance knowledge and understanding on business and human rights issue for business communities in Indonesia. The dialogue will be conducted in collaboration with the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) and EuroCham.
Training on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), Indonesia | 28-29 July 2021 (TBC)
The Training on the UNGPs offers a deep dive into the 31 principles of the UNGPs for regional officials of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights on Indonesia’s National Strategy on Business and Human Rights.
Training on Human Rights Due Diligence for Businesses, Indonesia | mid-August 2021 (TBC)
The Training on Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) for businesses will be conducted in collaboration with the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI), and EuroCham.
Public Consultations on Indonesia’s National Strategy on Business and Human Rights, Indonesia | mid-August 2021 (TBC)
Consultations on Indonesia’s BHR strategy involving members of the government, academics, businesses and CSOs will meet to further refine the first draft of Indonesia’s National Strategy on Business and Human Rights. The document was shared with the wider public in November 2020. Feedback received from stakeholders since the announcement of the draft will also be reviewed and discussed.
Indonesia Regional Conference on Business and Human Rights (RCBHR) - Pre-Conference Launch, Indonesia | mid-August 2021 (TBC)
Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will launch its plan in hosting the Regional Conference on Business and Human Rights. The launch serves as a welcome invitation for government, CSOs and businesses to participate at the RCBHR which will be conducted in October 2021. The RCBHR will be supported by SIDA and the EU.
UNDP's B+HR Asia launches trainings for the private sector to create more diverse and inclusive workspaces for women and LGBTI people.
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