The Center for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation “Studiorum” organizes a Conference “Business and Human Rights” on the 12th of May, 12.30-15.30h at the University American College – Skopje in Skopje. The conference is envisaged as a parallel country event to the annual Global Compact event on Children’s Rights and Business Principles scheduled to take place on the same date in Nairobi, Kenya.
The purpose of the event is to open a discussion in Macedonia on this internationally very hot issue, as it is still very much overlooked in this national context, and as the links between business and Human Rights are not recognized, nor are some issues identified as resulting from this relationship and interplay. Moreover, the UN Guiding Principles are rarely talked about, mentioned or even known in the country, even among Human Rights activists. This is why Studiorum decided to do a translation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Macedonian language, and which will be promoted and distributed at this event. Key stakeholders from the government, international community, the NHRIs, and NGOs have been invited to participate.
For this event, we will have the pleasure to host Prof. Sheldon Leader, professor at the University of Essex (UK) and a well known expert on this issue, who will be the keynote lecturer. Following his lecture, Silva Pesic (UN Human Rights Advisor in Macedonia), Svetlana Geleva (State Councilour on Multilateral Affairs in MFA) and Nikica Kusinikova (Executive Director of Konekt, and UN Global Compact contact person in Macedonia) will discuss on Business and Human rights in the national context, in Macedonia.
The registration for this event is open until Friday, May 09th, 2014. If you wish to attend this event, please state your interest by phone (+389(02)3065837) or by e-mail (to biljana[at]studiorum.org.mk ).