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Associated Events

20 November 2019, Geneva - Open-Ended Working Group Meeting on Model Indicators on Sport and the SDGs

The 2nd Open-Ended Working Group Meeting on Model Indicators on Sport and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be held in Geneva on 20 November 2019 at the International Labour Organisation (ILO).  The meeting is part of an international initiative to develop, test and validate a m framework and model indicators to support member countries, sporting bodies and other stakeholders to measure, evaluate and ultimately enhance the contribution of sport, physical education and physical activity to prioritised SDGs and targets. This meeting is being coordinated to take place the day before the Sporting Chance Forum to enable Forum attendees to engage with this aligned initiative. The common indicators project delivers on Action 2 of the Kazan Action Plan, adopted by the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI) and endorsed by the UNESCO General Conference, and Action Area 4 of the UN Action Plan on Sport for Development and Peace 2018 - 2020, both of which focus on improving sport-related data. The meeting will be delivered by the Commonwealth Secretariat, working with UNESCO and the ILO as the meeting hosts. For further information on the initiative, or to express an interest in attending, please contact: [email protected].

25-27 November 2019, Geneva - UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The 2019 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights will focus on the need for all governments to demonstrate progress, commitments and plans in implementing the State duty to protect and strengthening accountability. As the Guiding Principles clarify, ensuring access to effective remedy is also a part of the State duty to protect against business-related human rights abuse, and discussions on government action need to address the full spectrum of measures from prevention to remediation.

The Forum agenda will look at what governments need to do to foster business respect for human rights, including by getting their own house in order and by setting clear expectations and creating incentives for responsible business conduct. In doing so, the agenda will consider the Guiding Principles’ call for “a smart mix of measures – national and international, mandatory and voluntary, incentives and sanctions – to foster business respect for human rights” and what this can mean in practice.