Regional Seminar on Business and Human Rights

n the context of the Pilot Project for the Promotion of Social Dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean Neighborhood-SOLiD and in coordination with the Arab Trade Union Confederation ATUC and BUSINESSMED, the Arab NGO Network for Development held a regional workshop on Business and Human Rights, on 7 and 8 September 2016, at the Gefinor Rotana Hotel in Beirut.

The event was an opportunity to discuss issues related to the business sector’s responsibility in upholding human rights and introduce the international legal frameworks related to business and human right. The 2-day seminar gathered different experts working on labour, business and human rights, as well as representatives of international organisations, trade unions and employers’ organisations from the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The regional seminar consisted on several panel and discussion sessions and roundtable activities, serving to explore the different aspects of the tackled topic.