The U.S. Government’s Approach to Business & Human Rights through Transition
Human Rights & Business Roundtable No. 134
March 22, 2017
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Join us for our next Human Rights & Business Roundtable meeting which will take place on Tuesday, March 21.
With the recent release of the National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct in December 2016, the U.S. Government mapped out its priorities and primary areas of focus to encourage high standards of conduct for American business. As the U.S. Government finds itself in a period of political transition, stakeholders in government, civil society, and the corporate sector are now seeking to understand what direction the incoming Administration may take on business and human rights going forward.
This Roundtable will seek to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing National Action Plan, consider how the U.S. Government’s approach to business and human rights compares to other countries, and to suggest what areas of the National Action Plan are most likely to be prioritized by the new Administration. And importantly, as a leading figure in the field of business and human rights, how the American Government approach to the issue may influence and shape the approaches of other international actors.
Melike Yetken - Senior Advisor for Corporate Responsibility, U.S. Department of State
Jason Pielemeier - Special Advisor and Section Lead; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State
Cindy Woods - Legal and Policy Associate, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
Katie Shay - Legal Counsel, Business & Human Rights, Yahoo!
Please note that attendance at the Roundtable is by invitation only.
If you are interested in joining the Roundtable, please contact Christina Murphy.