The third consultation for Latin America and the Caribbean on the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) within the framework of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development was held from 12 to 14 December 2017 at ECLAC in Santiago, Chile.
The Regional Consultation was organized by the Regional Office for South America of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWG), in cooperation with the Chilean National Human Rights Institute and with the support of the Catholic University of Valparaiso, the Inter American Commission on Human Rights and the Governments of Germany, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
This multi-stakeholder consultation, which gathered more than 250 participants from 20 countries, built upon two previous consultations of March 2016 and January 2017 and focused on four themes: (i) analysis of corruption and the implementation of the agenda 2030 as crosscutting themes to business and human rights agenda; (ii) the duty of the state to protect; (iii) the responsibility of companies to respect; and (iv) access to remedies.
The consultation sought to promote multi-stakeholder dialogue and a sharing of experiences and practice in order to promote mutual learning on policies and practices to protect against business related human rights abuses.
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