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09 to 12 June 2020 | Open meeting

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations Virtual Forum on Responsible Business and Human Rights will convene stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region to take stock of progress and discuss challenges and opportunities for advancing responsible business and human rights in the region. It will explore how existing vulnerabilities have been amplified and exposed by the crisis and discuss the need to view the crisis as an opportunity to drive change and build back better.

The Forum will be hosted online from 9 to 11 June, and with side-events on 12 June, and is co-organized by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWG), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). 

Information about the Forum including the concept note, agenda and registration process can be found at:

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