It gives me great pleasure to announce the upcoming event: "Foro Retos y Desafíos de las Empresas y los Derechos Humanos" (Forum: Obstacles and Challenges for Business and Human Rights). Among its participants will be the Vice President of the Republic, the presidential advisor on Human Rights, a member of the UN Working Group for Business and Human Rights, the Ecuadorian Ambassador to Columbia, and senior university officials.
It is organized by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Facultad de derecho y Consejería Presidencial para los Derechos Humanos and will take place martes (Tuesday) 20 y miércoles (Wednesday) 21 de marzo (March) 2018 at the Pontifical University in Bogotá Columbia (Building Jorge Hoyos Vásquez, SJ AUDITORIUM ALFONSO QUINTANA, SJ Floor 3, Carrera 7 # 40b 36 (Tuesday) and (Building No. 95, Manuel Briceño Jáuregui SJ, SJ AUDITORIUM VASQUEZ JAIME HOYOS(Wednesday). I am thrilled to be a small part of this effort.
I especially appreciate the strong contributions of really strong thinkers and activists from the Spanish speaking world to the enrichment of the discourse and construction of business and human rights frameworks, toolkits, theory and approaches. Their contributions adds a necessary and important thread, which when added to those from North America, Europe and Asia, will help shape emerging international consensus on the "great ideas" and generate important approaches to the implementation of these ideas and principles within the complex contexts of quite distinct localities.
The Conference Program follows.