United Nations (UN)
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:
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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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