From 16 to 18 November 2016, some 2500 participants gathered in Geneva to attend the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. 

UNGC facilitated several panels. The event showed the increasing significance of the UN Guiding Principles (Ruggie). We will give an update on the significance and the processes in Switzerland in our next newsletter. The Swiss “Konzernverantwortungsinitiative KVI” was discussed in a symposium (2.12.15). The initiators will collect signatories until fall 2016  and then submit the initiative. The discussion on the responsibility of Transnational Companies and regarding human rights violations will therefore be amplified in the next years. GCNS plans to facilitate closed dialogues between the initiators and the private sector in 2016.

 

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