First Workshop of the International Learning Lab

Geneva, 19 November 2015

During the first workshop held by the Learning Lab, speakers gave remarks about the importance of public procurement as a tool to ensure businesses respect human rights. They also made clear statements of support for the Learning Lab and its potential to increase the inclusion of human rights considerations in the public procurement process. The agenda, concept note, workshop summary, and statements from four speakers at the workshop are available below.

The Summary Report for the workshop is available here.

The Agenda for the workshop is available here.

The Concept Note for the workshop is available here. 

Statement by Harriet E. Berg, Minister Counsellor, Norwegian Mission to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva, available here.

Statement by Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, available here.

Video statement by Urmila BhoolaSpecial Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, available here.

Video statement by Malcolm Youngson, CEO, International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management, available here.