A Perfect Storm: Implementing the UNGP in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

 The session will explore the implications of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda for policy makers and practitioners working with business and human rights at national and EU level. More specifically, the session will look at how Member States and EU Institutions should take into account the 2030 Agenda in the context of the EU Strategy and the National Actions Plans on Business and Human Rights:

– Where can the UNGPs contribute to the achievement of specific sustainable development goals and targets?

– What role can the UNGPs play in generating the means to finance and implement the 2030 Agenda?

– How should implementation of the UNGPs be reflected in the national, regional and global follow-up and review mechanisms of the 2030 Agenda?

– What are the implications of these linkages for the EU Strategy and the National Actions Plans on Business and Human Rights?

Contributions by: – Michael Addo (UNWG on business and human rights); – Michael Ellis (European Commission, Directorate General For Development and Cooperation, EuropeAid, DEVCO A1 Policy and Coherence); – Margaret Wachenfeld (IHRB) – Troels Boerrild (ActionAid Denmark)

Moderated by: Allan Lerberg Joergensen (DIHR)

Session organised by the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Action Aid, the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the MVO Platform.

Presentations of the speakers

SDG Slide Session 24

Start Slide Session 24

Margaret Wachenfeld IHRB Session 24

Background materials