Business, Violence and Conflict: What role for multi-stakeholder initiatives?

 
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Date(s) - 17/06/2014
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office,

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Business, Violence and Conflict: What role for multi-stakeholder initiatives?

Grand Locarno Room, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles St, London, SW1A 2AH

Tuesday 17 June 2014 from 17:30 to 19:00

Many companies find themselves operating in areas of violent conflict around the world. Ensuring their presence doesn’t lead to further violence is a complicated challenge that no individual business, or State, can achieve alone. A growing number of “Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives” (MSIs) involving private sector, civil society and government representatives have been developed in recent years in response to this challenge. As some key MSIs reach maturity and multistakeholderism comes under scrutiny as a workable solution, join the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) for a discussion on these critical issues.

This event will launch Volume 94, Number 887 of the ICRC’s journal the International Review of the Red Cross on Business, Violence and Conflict.

More information at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-violence-and-conflict-what-role-for-multi-stakeholder-initiatives-tickets-5585865474?aff=eorg

 

Many companies find themselves operating in areas of violent conflict around the world. Ensuring their presence doesn’t lead to further violence is a complicated challenge that no individual business, or State, can achieve alone. 

A growing number of “Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives” (MSIs) involving private sector, civil society and government representatives have been developed in recent years in response to this challenge. Are these initiatives helping reduce violence, lessen the humanitarian impact and promote respect for human rights? Are businesses and States doing enough to ensure MSIs work as intended? What are the lessons to be learned in how such efforts should be developed and implemented?

As some key MSIs reach maturity and multistakeholderism comes under scrutiny as a workable solution, join the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) for a discussion on these critical issues.

This event will launch Volume 94, Number 887 of the ICRC’s journal the International Review of the Red Cross on Business, Violence and Conflict. 

This panel discussion is being hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and will be introduced by Paul Arkwright, Multilateral Policy Director, FCO.

A drinks reception will follow the event.

Speakers

Jan Klawitter, Government Relations Manager, AngloAmerican

Seema Joshi, Head of Business and Human Rights, Amnesty International

Claude Voillat, Economic Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

Scott Jerbi, Director of Communications, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Moderated by Dr Hugo Slim, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict

Follow the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #bizconflict.

The International Review of the Red Cross is published quarterly by Cambridge University Press. Read the Business, Violence and Conflict edition online: International Review of the Red Cross, Vol. 94 No. 887: Business, Violence and Conflict

Arrival

Please make sure to arrive in good time for the start of the event and bring a printout of the email confirming your RSVP to speed up passage through security. 

Enquiries: Jenny Tobias, ICRC Mission to the UK and Ireland: jtobias@icrc.org / +44 (0) 207 877 7164

Do you have questions about Business, Violence and Conflict: What role for multi-stakeholder initiatives?? Contact International Committee of the Red Cross & the Institute for Human Rights and Business

 

 
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