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The 2030 Agenda, Human Rights, and Building Back Better: What to Expect from the World’s Most Influential Companies

The World Benchmarking Alliance, Universal Rights Group, International Chamber of Commerce, and Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN and Other International Organisations in Geneva, are pleased to invite you to join a virtual panel event taking place concurrently during the High Level Political Forum as well as the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council:
 

The 2030 Agenda, Human Rights, and Building Back Better:What to Expect from the World’s Most Influential Companies

9 July 2020.  8:00-9:00AM (EST) / 14:00-15:00 (CET) 
via Zoom

Register here

As countries and economies move to build back better following the COVID-19 pandemic, this multi-stakeholder and interactive dialogue will explore the role of transparency and accountability from the private sector in achieving the 2030 Agenda and human rights commitments alike.

Scheduled as the 2020 High-Level Political Forum in New York and the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva convene concurrently, this conversation will bring different stakeholders on what is needed to fulfill the Decade of Action and escape traditional silos and divides.

This event will highlight needs and best practices on protecting the rights of workers and vulnerable populations in the workplace, marketplace, community, and across their supply chains - particularly in light of the COVID-19 crisis. It will also focus on identifying channels and solutions for stronger collaboration across sectors and industries, including on building back better.

Objectives

  • Examine steps that the UN, governments, companies, and civil society can take to strengthen global norms for transparency from and accountability of the private sector on human rights and the SDGs.
  • Accelerate implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 43/27, including helping inform planned Council intersessions on the 2030 Agenda and human rights.
  • Identify the most urgent needs and best practices from business community to protect the rights of workers and vulnerable populations in the workplace, marketplace, community, and across their supply chains.
  • Identify channels and solutions for stronger New York-Geneva collaboration on Agenda 2030 and human rights.


Speakers

  • Lene Wendland, Chief, Business and Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Crispin Conroy, Permanent Observer, International Chamber of Commerce to the UN Office in Geneva
  • Marc Limon, Executive Director, Universal Rights Group
  • Paulina Murphy, Engagement Director, World Benchmarking Alliance


The concept note can be found here. Participants can register below and join the discussion online using #HLPF and #HRC44.

This event will be recorded and is considered on-the-record. Please send questions to Ryan Kaminski at r.kaminski@worldbenchmarkingalliance.org.

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 08:00 to 09:00
Organiser or Host: 
World Benchmarking Alliance, Universal Rights Group, International Chamber of Commerce, and Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

UNICEF/NGO webinars on COVID -19 WASH

UNICEF/NGO webinars on COVID -19 WASH

UNICEF, in co-organisation with three NGO consortia ICVA, SCHR and InterAction, is pleased to continue its NGO briefings on Humanitarian partnerships in COVID-19 response. As part of the ongoing dialogue between UNICEF and its partners and a follow-up to the UNICEF’s Executive Director’s communication to all partners on 8 April 2020, this series of webinars aims to ensure that the impact of COVID-19 and the response needed is discussed and built upon jointly by UNICEF and NGO partners, to ensure our better collaboration on the ground in our collective response for children.

The next briefing and last one in this series before we resume in September (more detail to follow) with be a session on UNICEF’s WASH on response to COVID-19.

ThemeUNICEF’s WASH response to COVID-19 (60 minutes)

When: Thursday 9 July 2020 2.30pm-3.30pm GVA/ 8.30am-9.30am NY

How: These webinars will be held using Zoom- please email secretariat@icvanetwork.org for login instructions.

We look forward to your participation. There will be an interactive Question and Answer component: you are welcome to ask questions during the webinar or submit in advance to Eilish Hurley Humanitarian Partnerships Manager (ehurley@unicef.org)

 

Webinar resources are available here through the UN Partner Portal Resource Library

 
With best regards,
 
ICVA, UNICEF, SCHR and InterAction
Event Date: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 14:30 to 15:30
Organiser or Host: 
UNICEF
Venue: 
Online
Language: 

A policy dialogue: The potential of distinctive signs to promote inclusive and sustainable economic development

 

A joint initiative of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this policy dialogue will touch upon the opportunities and challenges that may arise for producers in developing countries when using distinctive signs for products such as coffee and pepper. Panellists will inter alia share practical experiences from the ASEAN region and Zimbabwe and focus on the development potential of distinctive signs. The objective of the discussion is to inform policy makers in the areas of trademarks, related rights, geographical indications and economic and social development.

A policy dialogue: The potential of distinctive signs to promote inclusive and sustainable economic development

When: Webinar, Friday 3 July 2020, 3:00 pm Geneva Time

To register:  contact: tatlouembe@inta.org

Moderators: Mr. Christoph Spennemann (UNCTAD), Mr. Tat-Tienne Louembe (INTA)

15:00-15:15 Welcome and Introduction

  • Mr. Christoph Spennemann, Officer-in-Charge, Intellectual Property Unit, UNCTAD
  • Mr. Tat-Tienne Louembe, Representative, Africa, Middle East and IGOs, INTA

15:15-15:30 “The opportunities and limitations of coffee branding - Experience by small scale coffee farmers in Zimbabwe”

  • Ms. Charlene Musiza, PhD candidate at University of Cape Town, South Africa

15:30-15:45 “The socio-economics of branding in enhancing eco-tourism – comparative analysis of the ASEAN region”

  • Ms. Sanaz Javadi Farahzadi, IP/Trade Lawyer, Consultant to UN & EU

15:45-16:00 “The significance of the reputation of distinctive trademarks in inclusive and sustainable economic development”

  • Ms. Natalia Dulkowska, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Member of INTA Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee

16:00-16:25 Open discussion

16:25-16:30 Closing remarks

  • Mr. Christoph Spennemann

 

Event Date: 
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 15:00
Organiser or Host: 
INTA & UNCTAD
Venue: 
Online
Language: 
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