From November 27 to 29, 2023, the Palais des Nations in Geneva hosted the 12th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, bringing together over 2,000 participants from government, business, civil society, academia, and other stakeholder groups to discuss the critical intersection of business activities and human rights.
This year’s Forum, the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights, served as a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue, the exchange of good practices, and the identification of emerging trends and challenges in the field. Under the theme “Towards Effective Change in Implementing Obligations, Responsibilities and Remedies,” the Forum emphasized the need for tangible actions and measurable outcomes in addressing business-related human rights impacts.
Over three days, participants engaged in a series of 60+ panel discussions on topics related to the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, commonly known as the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and current business-related human rights issues.
The Forum provided a valuable opportunity to network, share experiences, and learn about the latest initiatives to promote corporate respect for human rights. Lostisland was represented by Professor Aniebiet Inyang Ntui who participated virtually.