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Business, Human Rights, and Peace
Annual Conference Human Security Division
In today’s globalised world human security and safe investment are two sides of the same medal. The protection of human rights is not only a universal imperative, but also a precondition so that the economy can contribute to the well-being of all. The global consensus that the economy should improve the lives of all is gaining momentum.
Transnational companies are becoming more aware of their responsibilities and are taking the chance to contribute towards the prevention of conflicts and respect for human rights. Respecting human rights has become an integral part of good business management. Innovative ideas how companies can improve their compliance with human rights when going about their business activities can emerge in discussions between state, economy, civil society and academia.
8.30 Registration and Coffee
9.10 Opening Address
9.30 Keynote Speech
10.00 Coffee break
10.30 Panel 1: Human Rights and Business
11.45 Panel 2: Commodities, Peace and Human Rights
14.15 Panel 3: Business and Peace Promotion
Moderation of the day: Christian Zeugin, Swiss Radio Television