Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN), Oxfam GB in Indonesia (Oxfam), and International NGOs Forum on Indonesia Development (INFID) together with the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights held a “Business and Human Rights Forum 2019” on 27 February 2019 in Jakarta.
Business and Human Rights Forum was packed with three plenary sessions which involved around 173 participants from Government, business, academia, CSOs and media.
Dr. Mualimin Abdi, Director General of Human Rights, Ministry of Law and Human Rights and Rafael De Bustamante, Head of Political, Press and Information Section, European Union (EU) attended the event and delivered keynotes.
This Forum was also succeeded with multi-stakeholder dialogues to facilitate the exchange of informations and deeper understanding of UNGP implementation in Indonesia. Took the same opportunity on the event, "Business and Human Rights Help Desk" was launched as the first Business and Human Rights online platform in Indonesia. This platform an effort to provide information about Business and Human Rights best practice that can be easily accessed.
"Aside from exchanging information about UNGP implementation in Indonesia, in this forum too, we can review the implementation of UNGP seven years back in Indonesia and how can we connect it with the development, current challenges and to see the opportunities to be better," said Y.W. Junardy, Presiden IGCN. He continued, "The launching of the Business and Human Rights Help Desk is expected to be the center of information and learning platform about implementation of Business and Human Rights best practice in companies".
Through this opportunity, the first Business and Human Rights Help Desk was launched. This platform is formulated based on reports of various human rights cases among businesses.
This user-friendly platform can be easily accessed by anyone who has interest in learning about business and human rights - whether you are beginner, intermediate or expert. Business and Human Rights Help Desk is free of charge and can be utilized as the most resourceful learning platform for business.
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