Workshop on the Voluntary Principles Implementation Guidance Tools Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 08:30 - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 16:30 Atton - San Isidro, Lima, Peru
The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) were developed in 2000 by governments, companies in the extractive and energy sectors (companies), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The VPs are nonbinding and offer guidance to companies in maintaining the safety and security of their operations, while ensuring respect for human rights and humanitarian law. The VPs cover risk assessment, public security providers and private security providers. While there are clear benefits to employing the VPs, implementing them on the ground is rarely straightforward. The Implementation Guidance Tools (IGT) developed in 2011 help to break down the implementation of the VPs into concrete steps.
This practical and interactive workshop is designed to help bring the VPs to life through learning how to use the IGT.
Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop will be open to all extractive industry companies. With the generous support of contributions made by members of the VPs Corporate Pillar, staff within various company divisions (including security, CSR, community liaison, communication legal etc) in addition to the junior extractive companies are encouraged to attend the IGT training.
What are the workshop objectives?
Having participated in this one-day workshop, participants will be able to:
- Learn about the VPs and the relevant applications to their company;
- Describe the purpose and elements of the IGT and illustrate specific applications to their organizations;
- Experiment with various modules of the IGT against common situations and business environments;
- Use the IGT to develop insights that may be relevant for organizations’ ongoing efforts around implementing the VPs.
Where and when will the workshop take place?
The one-day workshop will take place in Lima, Peru and will be hosted by Newmont Mining Corporation and Talisman Energy.
You can select one of two dates to attend: 10 or 11 July 2012. Please indicate your preference of dates when registering by writing 'Yes' in the relevant box.
UPDATE: Registration now closed, workshops full
Please note that the workshop will be conducted in Spanish, however simultaneous interpretation will be available, so anyone who does not speak Spanish will be able to fully participate.