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EU roadmap to business and human rights conference

On 11 May 2016, decision makers, politicians, business leaders, NGOs, trade unions, and researchers will meet in Amsterdam to discuss ways to advance the implementation of the Business and Human Rights agenda of the European Union. CNV Internationaal is a partner of the of this Conference.

To advance the implementation of the Business and Human Rights agenda of the European Union and its member states, European civil society and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are jointly organising a pan-European, multi-stakeholder conference during the Dutch presidency of the EU in spring 2016.

The European Union has the potential to be an international game-changer when it comes to business and human rights. The landmark UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) were adopted 5 years ago. They provide the EU with important tools to achieve business respect for human rights.

Despite the overall commitment to the UNGPs by the EU member states, there is much to do to improve their implementation.

The Dutch presidency promotes a two-pronged approach, which is to implement the UNGPs at EU level as well as national level. This entails that the EU and all Member States should develop coherent action plans on business and human rights, including necessary legal and policy reforms.

Registration is open now

We invite decision makers, politicians, business leaders, NGOs, trade unions, and researchers to discuss how we can further advance this agenda together on 11 May 2016 in Amsterdam.

A detailed agenda is forthcoming.

Please note that space is limited. Register your interest by March 31, 2016 online. Places will be confirmed in April 2016.

Registration website

Related content: CNV manual to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Publication date 16 02 2016