For further information on the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights please visit https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Business/Forum/Pages/2019ForumBHR.aspx

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Featured Speakers

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Michelle Bachelet

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Guy Ryder

International Labour Organization (ILO)
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Anna Hallberg

Government of Sweden
Minister for Foreign Trade
avatar for Johanna Sumuvuori

Johanna Sumuvuori

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
avatar for Sharan Burrow

Sharan Burrow

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
General Secretary
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Asako Okai

UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and...
avatar for Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director,...
avatar for Elżbieta Karska

Elżbieta Karska

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
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Githu Muigai

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
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Surya Deva

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
avatar for Dante Pesce

Dante Pesce

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
avatar for Anita Ramasastry

Anita Ramasastry

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
avatar for Lise Kingo

Lise Kingo

UN Global Compact
CEO and Executive Director
avatar for Christine Kaufmann

Christine Kaufmann

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct
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Marianne Hagen

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
State Secretary

Fiona Reynolds

UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment
avatar for Roberto Suarez-Santos

Roberto Suarez-Santos

International Organisation of Employers (IOE)

Maryann Njau

Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice, Kenya
Senior Deputy Solicitor General
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Sylvia Ntambi

Equal Opportunity Commission, Uganda


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Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations...
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Maha Abdallah

Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man
Senior Legal Researcher and Advocacy Officer
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Namit Agarwal

Oxfam India
Lead Specialist, Private Sector Engagement
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Catalina Devandas Aguilar

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
avatar for Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed

Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed

NHRC Bangladesh
avatar for Anant Ahuja

Anant Ahuja

Head Organizational Development

Motoko Aizawa

Independent Researcher on Sustainable Infrastructure

Kalpona Akter

Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity
avatar for Gabriela Almeida

Gabriela Almeida

Global Compact Network Brazil
Human Rights Adviser
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Mohammad Ali Alnsour

Chief, MENA Section
avatar for Mohamed Shafie Ameermia

Mohamed Shafie Ameermia

South African Human Rights Commission
avatar for Inés Elvira Andrade

Inés Elvira Andrade

Cerrejón - Minería Responsable
Director of Standards and Corporate Responsibility
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Beate Andrees

ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch

Johan H. Andresen

Council on Ethics of the Norwegan Government Pension Fund Global
Chair of the Council on Ethics
avatar for Jonathan Andrew

Jonathan Andrew

Geneva Academy
Research Fellow
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Satrio Anindito

Global Compact Network Indonesia
Program Manager Development - Business & Human Rights

James Kofi Annan

Challenging Heights
avatar for Mohammad Manan Ansari

Mohammad Manan Ansari

Youth member of CFV, withdrawn from child labour in the mica mines.
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Sumbue Antas

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office...
avatar for Jochen Anthierens

Jochen Anthierens

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium
Human Rights and Democracy Service
avatar for Jelena Aparac

Jelena Aparac

Working Group on the use of mercenaries
avatar for Bridget Arimond

Bridget Arimond

LLM Program in International Human Rights at the Center for International Human Rights of Northwestern University’s Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Clinical Professor of Law, Director
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Bradley Armstrong

Australian Border Force
Group Manager Customs Group
avatar for Daniel Sakyi Asiedu

Daniel Sakyi Asiedu

Ministry of Employment & Labour Relations, Ghana
Tripartite Coordinator National Tripartite Committee Secretariat...

Mohamed Athman

Save Lamu
board member

Claudio Avruj

National Human Rights Secretary
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Sunila Awasthi

AZB & Partners
Senior Partner
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José Aylwin

Observatorio Ciudadano
Coordinador del Programa Globalización y Derechos Humanos

Nor Azimah Binti Abdul Aziz

Companies House, Malaysia
Deputy CEO of Corporate Services; former Deputy CEO (Regulatory and...
avatar for Carolina Olarte Bacares

Carolina Olarte Bacares

Centro de estudios de derecho internacional
avatar for Larry Catá Backer

Larry Catá Backer

Pen State University
Professor of Law and International Affairs
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Khoki Bagum

Essential Clothing Ltd. (Bangladesh)
Senior Operator
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Tengku Andi Zarhana Puteri Binti Tengku Daeng BahaIsmail

Social Security Organisation under the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia
Executive Officer Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) Pertubuhan...
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Debendra Kumar Baral

Bal Vikasa Dhara
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Gina Lea Barbieri

Compliance Advisor Ombudsam/World Bank
Advisor Omdusman/Mediation and dispute resolution
avatar for Nessma Bashi

Nessma Bashi

Independent Legal Advocate
avatar for Manja Bayang

Manja Bayang

Tebtebba Foundation, Philippines
Indigenous rights defender
avatar for Claire van Bekkum

Claire van Bekkum

Terre des Hommes
Programme Manager Mica
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Ilse Beneke

Office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany
, Head of the Competence Centre for Sustainable Procurement at the...
avatar for Annelies van den Berg

Annelies van den Berg

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
senior policy officer | Business & Human Rights
avatar for Janine Berg

Janine Berg

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Senior Economist, Inclusive Labour Markets, Labour Relations and...
avatar for Urmila Bhoola

Urmila Bhoola

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its...

Phil Bloomer

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Executive Director
avatar for Lilian Bobea

Lilian Bobea

Working Group on the use of mercenaries
avatar for Froukje Boele

Froukje Boele

OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct
Manager Latin America and the Caribbean
avatar for Carla Bonino

Carla Bonino

Fundación ONCE
CSR and Sustainability Head of Unit
avatar for Nikolaj Christian Borreschmidt

Nikolaj Christian Borreschmidt

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Tech Department
Head of section

David Boyd

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment
avatar for Laureen van Breen

Laureen van Breen

Program Manager
avatar for Maya Brehm

Maya Brehm

Article 36
Advisor and Geneva Representative

Carlos Briceno

Permanent Mission of Peru to the United Nations Office and other international organizations, Geneva
Deputy Permanent Representative
avatar for Caroline Brodeur

Caroline Brodeur

Oxfam America
Business and Human Rights Advisor, Private Sector Department
avatar for Marlese Von Broembsen

Marlese Von Broembsen

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Law Director
avatar for Dan Bross

Dan Bross

Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality
Executive Director
avatar for Katharine Bryant

Katharine Bryant

Walk Free Initiative
Manager- Global Research
avatar for Meinrad Burer

Meinrad Burer

Responsible Mining Foundation
Head of Research

Carlos Busquets

Responsible Business Alliance
Director of Public Policy

Martin Buttle

Head of Good Work
avatar for Veronica Cabe

Veronica Cabe

Coal Free Bataan Movement
Community Organizer

Donatila Giron Calix

Indigenous Caucus representative

Sara Gabriela Luna Camacho

Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Labour Affairs
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Daniela Camargo

Global Compact Network Colombia
Focal Point. Human Rights and Anticorruption Coordinator
avatar for Jill Carino

Jill Carino

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
Executive Council

Joan Carling

Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development-IPMG
avatar for Claudia Zúñiga Carrillo

Claudia Zúñiga Carrillo

Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR)
Rights and Amazonia Program Specialist
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Urška Čas

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia
Adviser to the Director-General for Multilateral Relations,...
avatar for Jernej Letnar Černič

Jernej Letnar Černič

New University, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Associate Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law
avatar for Leonard Chan

Leonard Chan

Pacific Business Resilience Network (PBRN)
avatar for Benafsha Charlick-Delgado

Benafsha Charlick-Delgado

UN Global Compact Network UK
Senior Programme Manager - Business & Human Rights
avatar for Frederic Chenais

Frederic Chenais

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
Policy advisor
avatar for Zhan Chiam

Zhan Chiam

ILGA World
Programme Coordinator

Josephine Chiname

the Zimbabwe environmental Law Association (ZELA)
Legal Officer & Bertha Justice Fellow at ZELA
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Doreen Chow

Procter & Gamble
Director, Human Resources
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Samuel Lee Moh Chuan

Wen Ken Group (Malaysia)
Senior Group HR Manager

Björn Claeson

Electronics Watch
avatar for Hannah Clayton

Hannah Clayton

International Council on Mining and Metals - ICMM
Manager, Communities and Human Rights

James Cockayne

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research
avatar for Francis Colee

Francis Colee

Head of Programs

Jesse Coleman

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University
Legal Researcher

Robert Coleman

Government of Canada
Director, Responsible Business Practices, Global Affairs
avatar for Sandra Cossart

Sandra Cossart

Executive Director
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Emma Crates

Office of the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Prevention Lead
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Julia Cuadros

Miembro del Consejo Directivo
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Denisse Cufré

Human Rights Secretariat, Argentina
Coordinadora de Políticas Públicas de Empresas y Derechos Humanos
avatar for Raffaele Cutrignelli

Raffaele Cutrignelli

Enel Américas
Head of Audit and Compliance Officer
avatar for Marzuki Darusman

Marzuki Darusman

The Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards and the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
avatar for Isabel Daum

Isabel Daum

German Institute for Human Rights
Researcher and Policy Adviser
avatar for Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis

Vice President
avatar for Jerry Daykin

Jerry Daykin

GSK Consumer Healthcare
Senior Media Director
avatar for Doreen Debrum

Doreen Debrum

Marshall Islands
Permanent Representative of the Marshall Islands to the United...
avatar for Aurélie Debusschère

Aurélie Debusschère

World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA)
Europe Agent

Vincent Defourn

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Tatyana Derivedmi

Sakhalin Energy, Russia
Head of Social Performance subdivision

Delphine Djirabei

Centre for Human Rights
member of the Steering Committee of the African Coalition for...

Bramantyo Djohanputro

PPM Manajemen
Executive Director

Mutuso Dliwayo

Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association
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Victor Dolidze

Permanent Representative of Georgia Georgia to the UNOG and other international organizations in Geneva
avatar for Han Dongfang

Han Dongfang

China Labour Bulletin

Kathryn Dovey

Manager of National Contact Point Coordination

Paul Druckman

World Benchmarking Alliance
former board member, UK Financial Reporting Council, and Chair
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Jake Dubbins

Conscious Advertising Network
MD at Media Bounty / Co-Chair
avatar for Jaren Dunning

Jaren Dunning

Director of Human Rights
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Rajeev Ekka

Government of Jharkhand, India
Principal Secretary, Department of Labour, Training and Employment,
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Sarah Ellington

DLA Piper
Dispute resolution lawyer
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Anniken Enersen

Mission of Norway to the UN in Geneva
Minister Counsellor
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Danielle Essink

Director Active Ownership
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Amelia Evans

Institute for Multi-Stakeholder Initiative Integrity
Executive Director
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Beata Faracik

Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business
Co-Founder & President of the Board

Colin Fenwick

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Head, Labour Law unit
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Luiz Figueira

Sustainability Vice President
avatar for Jorge Ferreira dos Santos Filho

Jorge Ferreira dos Santos Filho

ADERE – Articulação dos Empregados Rurais do Estado de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Political Coordinator
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Thierry Fiquet

European Union Expertise on Social Protection, Labour and Employment
avatar for Barbara Schedler Fischer

Barbara Schedler Fischer

Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Deputy Head of the Human Security Division
avatar for Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn

Global Detention Project
Executive Director
avatar for Mark Fodor

Mark Fodor

Defenders in Development campaign
avatar for Teresa Fogelberg

Teresa Fogelberg

Chair Transparency Benchmark at Netherlands Ministry Economic Affairs
avatar for Michel Forst

Michel Forst

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
avatar for Antonie Fountain

Antonie Fountain

Voice Network
Managing Director

Ana María Franco-Suarez

FIAN International
avatar for Bennett Freeman

Bennett Freeman

Global Network Initiative (GNI)
Co-founder and Board Secretary
avatar for Fanny Fremont

Fanny Fremont

Responsible Mica Initiative
Executive Director
avatar for Joel Frijhoff

Joel Frijhoff

Manager, Responsible Sourcing & Trading
avatar for Nomsa Fulbrook-Kagwe

Nomsa Fulbrook-Kagwe

CDC Group plc

Tulio Gadelha

Brazilian Congress
avatar for Neel Gammelgård

Neel Gammelgård

Danish Family Planning Association
Private Sector Advisor

Susanne Gasde

Federal Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs, Germany
Head of Unit
avatar for Benjamin Gatland

Benjamin Gatland

Heineken International
Director Social Sustainability
avatar for Ikubaje John Gbodi

Ikubaje John Gbodi

African Union Commission
Senior Political Officer (Democracy, Governance, Human Rights and...
avatar for Alexia Ghyoot

Alexia Ghyoot

Sustainable Human Development Section, Special Procedure Branch, OHCHR
Human Rights Officer, RBC LAC project
avatar for Marc Giacomini

Marc Giacomini

European External Action Service
Deputy Managing Director for Human Rights, Global and Multilateral...
avatar for Tyler Gillard

Tyler Gillard

Head of Sector Projects, OECD Responsible Business Conduct Unit

Natalia Gonchar

Sakhalin Energy, Russia
avatar for Ivette Gonzalez

Ivette Gonzalez

PODER (México)
Strategic Engagement Senior Associate
avatar for Eva Grambye

Eva Grambye

Danish Institute for Human Rights
Head of International Division & Deputy Executive Director
avatar for Heidi Grau

Heidi Grau

Ambassador and Head of the Human Security Division of the Federal...
avatar for Filip Gregor

Filip Gregor

Frank Bold
Purpose of the Corporation Project
avatar for David Grevemberg

David Grevemberg

Commonwealth Sport
Chief Executive
avatar for Tracy De Groose

Tracy De Groose


Miguel Guimaraes

FECONAU- Ucayali region, Peru
Indigenous rights defender

Peter Hall

International Organization of Employers
Adviser, Business & Human Rights/Responsible Business Conduct
avatar for Noor Hamadeh

Noor Hamadeh

Syrian Legal Development Programme
Program Head, Human Rights and Business Unit
avatar for Hilde Hardeman

Hilde Hardeman

European Commission Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI)
Director-Head of Service
avatar for Mary Harvey

Mary Harvey

Centre for Sport and Human Rights
Chief Executive

Heidi Hautala

European Parliament
Vice President
avatar for Andres Hernandez

Andres Hernandez

Gerente de Proyectos Internacionales
avatar for Peggy Hicks

Peggy Hicks

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Director. Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to...
avatar for Emily Hickson

Emily Hickson

The B Team
Cause Strategist, Net-Zero by 2050
avatar for Alia Hindawi

Alia Hindawi

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Jordan & Lebanon Programme Manager
avatar for David Hircock

David Hircock

Estee Lauder Companies
Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Global Communications
avatar for Tara Van Ho

Tara Van Ho

University of Essex
avatar for Mark Hodge

Mark Hodge

Shift / OHCHR B-Tech
Senior Associate / Advisor
avatar for Christy Hoffmann

Christy Hoffmann

UNI Global Union
General Secretary
avatar for Annabel Lee Hogg

Annabel Lee Hogg

The B Team
Cause Strategist, Governance and Human Rights
avatar for Tamara Brezighello Hojaij

Tamara Brezighello Hojaij

FGV DIREITO SP Law School of São Paulo
Researcher in the Business and Human Rights Centre
avatar for Peter Hood

Peter Hood

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Business and Human Rights Consultant
avatar for Anita Househam

Anita Househam

Telenor Group
Director, Human Rights
avatar for John Howchin

John Howchin

Swedish Council on Ethics for the AP Funds
Secretary General
avatar for Mariette van Huijstee

Mariette van Huijstee

Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)
Senior Researcher
avatar for Rosey Hurst

Rosey Hurst

avatar for Krisztina Huszti-Orban

Krisztina Huszti-Orban

Human Rights Center, University of Minnesota Law School
Research fellow & Senior legal advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur...

Ambassador Bryce Hutchesson

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Commonwealth of Australia
Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking
avatar for Michael Ineichen

Michael Ineichen

International Service for Human Rights
Programme Director
avatar for Amb. Emilio Izquierdo

Amb. Emilio Izquierdo

Permament Mission of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva
Permanent Representative
avatar for Theo Jaekel

Theo Jaekel

Corporate Responsibility Expert - Business and Human Rights
avatar for Nicola Jägers

Nicola Jägers

Netherlands Human Rights Institute

Ayotola Jagun

Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary
avatar for Sarah Joseph

Sarah Joseph

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University
avatar for Mary Kambo

Mary Kambo

Kenya Human Rights Commission
Programme Advisor on Labour & Business and Human Rights
avatar for Anousheh Karvar

Anousheh Karvar

International Labour Organization (ILO)
French Government Representative to the ILO / chair of the Alliance...
avatar for John Katsos

John Katsos

American University of Sharjah
Associate Professor
avatar for Mali Ole Kaunga

Mali Ole Kaunga

IMPACT/ PARAN alliance Kenya
avatar for Jess Kelly

Jess Kelly

BBC Arabic
Director of Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market
avatar for Ani Khachatryan

Ani Khachatryan

Armenian Environmental Front
avatar for Mustafa Khalili

Mustafa Khalili

BBC News Arabic
Editor, Digital Documentaries
avatar for Saiful Islam Khan

Saiful Islam Khan

Essential Clothing Ltd. (Bangladesh)
Managing Director
avatar for Tessa Khan

Tessa Khan

Climate Litigation Network
avatar for Tony Khaw

Tony Khaw

NXP Semiconductors
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility

Chidi King

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Equality Director

Anna-Lena Klassen

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany
Senior Policy Officer

Annie Van Klaveren

Multinational Enterprises Multinational Enterprises Unit Enterprises Department, International Labour Organization (ILO)

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