The LSE Investment & Human Rights Project (IHR Project) will host a high-level panel discussion at the upcoming UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights (UN Forum) in Geneva. The panel will discuss the experiences of governments and companies when implementing the UNGPs during major transitions–whether that be from conflict to peace or opening up to foreign investment after a period of isolation. Three country case studies will be at the centre of the discussion: Iran, Colombia and Liberia. The panelists include the ex-Attorney General from Liberia Christiana Tah, the Presidential High Commissioner on Human Rights from Colombia Paula Gaviria, the Secretary General of Ecopetrol Mónica Jiménez and the Executive Director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran Hadi Ghaemi. They will provide their insights about the specific country contexts and the challenges to UNGPs implementation. The panel will be moderated by IHR Project co-lead Andrea Shemberg.
This is the third time that the IHR Project has hosted a discussion at the UN Forum. The event this year is expected to attract over 2500 people from all over the globe. The updated programme be found here. The UN Forum is open to the public, but registration is required.
Session title: Implementing the UNGPs in times of major political, economic or social change: focus on investment
When: Monday 14 November, 16:40-18:00
Where: Palais des Nations, room XXII