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New Report Sheds Light on What Governments, Business and the UN Need to do in Conflict-Affected Areas: But What’s Next for This Field?

While it is well documented that the worst forms of business-related human rights abuse tend to happen in conflict-affected contexts, a better understanding of the practical measures that States and business enterprises should take to implement the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UN Guiding Principles) to prevent and address business-related human rights abuse in conflict and post-conflict contexts is still needed.

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To start addressing this gap, and as part of its mandate to promote the UN Guiding Principles, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UN Working Group) launched a project in 2018 and developed recommendations to governments, business actors and the UN system that are now out in a report to the UN General Assembly at their current 75th session.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the Geneva Academy, the Quaker United Nations Office and the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights are pleased to invite you to discuss the new report of the UN Working Group on how to address business-related human rights abuse in conflict and post-conflict contexts. The discussion will start with a brief presentation by the UN Working Group of their new report, while representatives of Swedwatch and Amnesty International will offer their own reactions to the findings.This will be followed by an informal discussion amongst speakers and participants in order to jointly identify what is missing from their analysis, where the field should go next and how to move from guidance to action.

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