IPIECA members attended the Latin American Forum on Business and Human Rights organised by the UN Working Group in Columbia on the 28–30 August. Repsol and Petrobras both participated in the extractives panel and highlighted the importance of IPIECA’s work in translating the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into practical guidance and the association’s value as a forum for debate and change in industry practices. More broadly, the event provided a multi-stakeholder regional platform for constructive dialogue on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles. The results from the discussions will contribute to the global Forum on Business and Human Rights which will be held in Geneva later this year.
- 13 September 2013