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ICMM and IPIECA host UN session on business and human rights

ICMM will be participating in the UN's first annual forum on business and human rights. The main focus of the forum is to discuss trends and challenges in the implementation of the guiding principles on business and human rights and the UN Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework.

On 3 December, Jan Klawitter, Anglo American, will be presenting on a panel with representatives from IPIECA, government and civil society to assess the broader uptake of the UN Guiding Principles within the extractives sector. Respecting human rights is a core commitment for IPIECA and ICMM members, and the sector has played a leading role in implementing the principles and other external guidelines. Given the diverse and complex environments that extractive companies often operate in, ICMM and IPIECA continue to explore opportunities to advance collaborative learning and offer practical approaches to implementing the principles.

On 5 December, ICMM's Aidan Davy will be facilitating a session to explore challenges with the principles in the context of Indigenous Peoples. The panel will be include: Professor James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Professor Megan Davis, Member of the United Nations permanent forum on indigenous issues.

IPIECA is the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues. It develops, shares and promotes good practices and knowledge to help the industry improve its environmental and social performance, and is the industry's principal channel of communication with the United Nations.

For more information please visit: http://www.ipieca.org/event/20121108/un-forum-business-and-human-rights

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