An interesting conference is scheduled for next week:

THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN RESPECTING AND PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS

When? Wednesday, 5 September 2007, from 8.30 am to 5 pm.

Where? University of Geneva – Uni Mail, Room MS160

Why? Building on the Global Compact Leaders Summit which took place
in July of this year, reinforcing Human Rights as the first
principle of the Global Compact and in creating momentum around the
issue of Business and Human Rights prior to the 5th Session of the
Human Rights Council scheduled for September 10th, this conference
brings together leaders from the worlds of business, multilateral
institutions, governments and civil society to discuss the role of
business in protecting and promoting human rights.

Participating organizations will include:
– International Labour Organization
– Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
– Ethical Globalization Initiative
– International Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland
– TwentyFifty Ltd.
– The University of California San Diego
– Department of Foreign Affairs Canada
– Burson-Marsteller
– Council on Ethics (Norway)
– Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
– Novo Nordisk A/S
– KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.

This event will be free and open to the public.

Register for the conference: online registration :
http://businessforhumanrights.wordpress.com/

Glenn

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