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31st Human Rights Council: Mega sporting events and human rights

31st Human Rights Council: Mega sporting events and human rights

Terre des Hommes and Verein Südwind Entwicklungspolitik are pleased to invite you to the 'Mega Sporting Events and Human Rights' side event taking place at the 31st regular session of the Human Rights Council.

Date

03/07/2016 00:00

Location

Room XVIII, Palais des Nations, United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland

The side event will discuss the challenge in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, namely how they apply to sport governing bodies. By referring to concrete processes at the ongoing preparation of Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games 2016, this side event will explore effective ways to implement the Guiding Principles in a concrete and practical way. The event will also encourage multi-stakeholder engagement, since it brings together NGOs, sport governing bodies as well as government representatives and will promote dialogue on issues related to business and human rights.

Speakers:

  • Julia Bustamente – Human Rights Activist, Representative of Brazilian civil society Comite Popular (PACS), Brazil
  • Andrea Florence – Strategic Alliance Officer, Terre des Hommes (Children Win), Switzerland
  • Ute Mayrhofer – Advocacy Officer, Dreikönigsaktion (c/o Nosso Jogo network), Austria
  • Renata Neder – Human Rights Advisor, Amnesty International Brazil; tbc.
  • Tim Noonan – International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Belgium; tbc

Geneva, 7 March 2016, 11:00-12:00

Venue
: Room XVIII, Palais des Nations, United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland

Registration:
For accreditation to the event and any other questions, please contact Konrad.rehling@suedwind.at


[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]

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