1st of July 2021 15:00 – 16:30 CEST
At its 47th session, the UN Human Rights Council is marking the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. On the 28th of June, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights is presenting its annual report which is focusing on taking stock of the first decade of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. (UNGP). Therefore, the organizers of the event , would like to take the opportunity to launch the publication “The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: Progress Achieved, the Implementation Gap and Challenges for the Next Decade”. The launch event also intends to provide an opportunity to continue the dialogue and build on the discussions that will take place in the official side event on the 24th of June which focuses on the review of the 1st Decade of implementation and recommendations on the UNGP implementation.
Taking stock of UNGP and the implementation of Indigenous Peoples Rights
IWGIA and IPRI’s new publication “ The UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: Progress Achieved, the Implementation Gap and Challenges for the Next Decade” takes as a point of departure, the 2013 thematic report produced by the working group entitled ”Business-related impacts on the rights of indigenous peoples” (UN Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational and Other Enterprises, 2013) and the 2014 IWGIA’s report “ Interpreting the UN Guiding Principles for Indigenous Peoples” (Rohr & Aylwin, 2014), specifically, the recommendations made in both documents. The new publication clearly shows that these recommendations have not lost any of their relevance but that the efforts undertaken by states and business enterprises to implement them has thus far been insufficient.