On Wednesday 20 September, Ipieca co-hosted an event with UNDP, IFC, and ICMM - The Oil, Gas and Mining Industries and the 2030 Agenda: Partnerships and Participation to Accelerate Progress. The event was held alongside the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights starts today in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together over 2,000 participants from government, business, and non-governmental organizations to discuss business-related human rights topics and share ideas and good practice. The forum aims to progress the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). This year the theme is Realizing Access to Effective Remedy and draws on the third pillar of the UNGPs:
The network brings together the ILO with businesses of all sizes and sectors from around the globe to develop actionable resources and tools, and devise local solutions that help shape national frameworks to eradicate forced labour.
The theme of this year's International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is 'The Air we share'. It highlights the need for collective action to tackle air pollution. Ipieca supports international efforts to improve air quality in a number of ways.