Meeting Report on ‘on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles for Business Human Rights through sustainable sourcing at Mega-Sporting Events (Workshop)’ is released.
[London & Tokyo – 29 March 2018]
On September 13, 2017, IHRB on behalf of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights organised, with the support of the Swiss Government and together with Caux Round Table Japan, its first workshop in Japan, towards making respect for human rights a reality in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The workshop was attended by 76 persons from 41 organisations, including the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Olympics headquarters in the Cabinet Secretariat, and other related organisations of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, sponsor companies, NGOs from Japan and abroad, athletes’ organisations, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, as well as U.S. and Swiss Embassies in Japan.
The workshop aimed to identify, and share among the participants, key points and issues surrounding the implementation of sustainable sourcing policies and grievance mechanisms in relation to mega-sporting events.
Haley St. Dennis,Communications Manager, IHRB& Manager, MSE Platform firstname.lastname@example.org
Miho Okada, Director, Caux Round Table Japan email@example.com
About MSE Platform
The Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) is an emerging multi-stakeholder coalition of international and intergovernmental organisations, governments, sports governing bodies, athletes, unions, sponsors, broadcasters, and civil society groups. Through dialogue and joint action our mission is to ensure all actors involved in staging an event fully embrace and operationalise their respective human rights duties and responsibilities throughout the MSE lifecycle. Chaired by Mary Robinson, the MSE Platform is facilitated by IHRB.
About the Institute for Human Rights and Business
Founded in 2009, IHRB is the leading international think tank on business and human rights. IHRB’s mission is to shape policy, advance practice and strengthen accountability in order to make respect for human rights part of everyday business.