Resourcing humanitarian action
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Webinar: Funding for Gender in COVID-19 Response
The Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group and COVID Task team are excited to invite you to a “listening meeting” with diverse women-focused organisations on funding for Gender in COVID-19 response. Diverse women focused organizations, representing networks and an intersection of key groups, will be invited to share experiences related to responding to COVID-19 crisis in their context with an emphasis on funding. The session will be supplemented by an analysis of existing Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs), use of Gender and Age Marker to illustrate funding earmarked or targeted to gender and/or addressing gender-based violence.
Date: Monday 20th of July, 11:00-12:30 Bangkok time
Please register in advance for this meeting at https://unwomen.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DyZXbrsyTkOmW4kcD_lAGw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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: email@example.com
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
A conversation on Multilateralism in the time of COVID-19
June 10, 11:00 (CEST)
- CVA fundamentals as a modality response to crisis
- CVA and COVID-19 response- main considerations throughout the programme cycle
- CVA and COVID-19 response- best practices and experiences from the field
Towards Risk-Sharing - Perspectives on localization and risk management in the context of Covid-19
Recent years have brought a proliferation of risk management standards, tools and requirements in humanitarian action to address concerns over safeguarding, financial management and other aspects of quality and accountability. Two concepts have come to the fore. ‘Risk transfer’ refers to how donors and international humanitarian agencies expect local partners to manage risk without adequately supporting them to do so. ‘Risk sharing’ refers to the concept of shifting towards a more partnership-based approach to understanding, managing and mitigating risk.
CAFOD, CORDAID, C4C, GISF, DRA and KUNO invite you to a webinar sharing perspectives from national NGOs working in Syria, Myanmar and Nigeria, and reflections from international donors, INGOs and UN agency representatives on ways forward. Other participants will be invited to pose questions and responses via a chatbox.
- Dr Win Tun Kyi, Director, Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS), Myanmar
- Josephine Habba, National Coordinator Jireh Doo Foundation Nigeria and National Coordinator NINGONET
- Fadi Hallisso, Director, Basmeh and Zeitooneh, Lebanon/Turkey
- Responses from a panel of donor agencies and international humanitarian agencies