Today is the final day of the 2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights – the world’s largest annual gathering on BHR.
Among the 2,000 participants at this 3-day meeting in Switzerland are Angelica Choc and Joycelyn Mandi, who traveled from their communities in Guatemala and Papua New Guinea respectively and are asking “Where is Canada’s Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise?”
(The Canadian government committed to create an Ombudsperson more than ten months ago but has yet to appoint anyone to the post).
How much longer must mining-affected communities wait? Amnesty International, MiningWatch Canada and the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability are drawing attention to this issue at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights this week.