Cover - Business and Human Rights - Challenges and Opportunities

Government, business and academia to take on challenges and opportunities to grow the economy and protect human rights

University of Asia and the Pacific, Pasig City | 12 Dec 2022

Marking Human Rights Day on 12 December, the EU Delegation to the Philippines (EUD) will partner with the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) and its School of Social Sciences, Law and Governance, to host an on-site seminar on ‘Business and Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities’.

Presenters from the EU, UN and Philippines will discuss the EU’s direction in parallel with UN guidance on the cross-cutting issues of business and human rights, along with government initiatives and private sector best practice in the Philippines. A panel discussion of representatives from business and academia will tackle the question of how the Philippines can ensure economic growth while respecting human rights. High-level representation is expected from Philippine government agencies including the Commission on Human Rights, along with the business sector, NGOs on workers’ rights, human rights lawyers and students.

UA&P President Dr Winston Conrad Padojinog is slated to deliver welcome remarks, with EUD Head of Trade Section Mr Philipp Dupuis to lead into the series of presentations with an introduction to EU policies and initiatives that jointly promote business and human rights.

A post-event social media campaign will seek to mobilise further stakeholders on these issues and increase awareness amongst the general public.

Stay tuned to EUD’s Facebook page for more updates including how to register.

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