Information Technology IT has become ubiquitous and is changing every aspect of how people live their lives.
More in our Publications section Events Recent Event: This expert consultation was the second expert meeting of this kind and provided participants from different regions of the world with the opportunity to input their expertise and experience to the development of the Guiding Principles. Digital Trade in Africa: Implications for Inclusion and Human Rights 31 May - 01 JuneAddis Ababa, Ethiopia Digital trade can provide many opportunities that promote or realise human rights within the international and regional human rights framework.
This includes pushing overall demand for closing digital divides, creating improved ICT infrastructure and overall better infrastructure to promote development solutions and through creation of jobs and employment. In terms of human rights risks, however, technology must generally be made available, affordable and accessible, with equality and non-discrimination underpinning these rights of access and use, to enable participation in development and more generally in political, social and economic spheres.
Digital trade can also have gendered impacts, which need to be assessed and dealt with. Towards Guiding Principles on Worker Rights and Toxics 16 — 17 MayGeneva, Switzerland This expert meeting served to assist the drafting of the next report by the Special Rapporteur, Baskut Tuncak, to the Human Rights Council to be presented in September Ict and globalization further development of principles regarding the rights of workers and toxic exposures.
The study will outline some recurrent concerns regarding the promotion and protection of human rights of workers and will propose a set of recommendations for integrating human rights into ongoing efforts at the labour, environment and public health fora.
Global supply chains for example are often implicated for both failing to protect workers from toxic exposures and refusing to provide an effective remedy for individuals harmed.
The Special Rapporteur posted a public call for submissions see the call here. This side event gave invited experts from the region an opportunity to pave the way for a real breakthrough at the decision-making level by offering forward-looking and compromise-oriented practical steps instead of repeating old mantras that failed.
How does the multilateral trading system work? What are the most current developments at the WTO? Which other international organizations based in Geneva are involved in trade policy?
And how do non-governmental organizations and trade unions assess developments in and around trade policy? These and other questions were discussed during an intense week of training for journalists from Africa reporting for local newspapers, television or radio programs on trade and economic issues.
The roundtable aimed to address the following questions: How to bridge the security v disarmament divide? What measures and processes might ensure success of current effort to revive the NPT and Conference on Disarmament? This course is intended to train civil society actors and government officials of states having signed the Arms Trade Treaty ATT on how to implement its provisions effectively.
The course aimed to contribute to fulfilling the two main objectives of the ATT: This side event to the 37th Human Rights Council session took the thematic report of the Special Rapporteur as the basis for discussion and undertook a mapping of existing tools and make some preliminary proposals concerning the content of the Guiding Principles for assessing human rights impacts of austerity and adjustment policies.
The Right to Housing — a Strategy and Capacity Building Workshop 27 February — 01 MarchGeneva, Switzerland This workshop, organized jointly with the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, brought together housing rights advocates from across the world, who are interested in joint strategic advocacy on the right to adequate housing.
Harnessing Investment for Sustainable Development: Inclusion of Investor Obligations and Corporate Accountability Provisions in Trade and Investment Agreements JanuaryVersoix, Switzerland An increasing number of trade and investment agreements include provisions or chapters relating to sustainable development.
These provisions are typically state-oriented, putting obligations on state parties with respect to labour and environment. Taking a different approach, a number of recent investment treaties have begun to spell out obligations for investors with varying legal consequences attached.
Building on the developments so far, there is a need to better articulate the processes to ensure that investors adhere to sustainable development standards in their operations in the host states and respect the obligations.
The experts of this meeting discussed concrete options on how these provisions, processes and mechanisms can best be formulated, structured and incorporated in international investment and trade agreements. It was also discussed how these relate to the outcomes of earlier meetings on the creation of a new mechanism on the settlement of investment-related disputes.GLOBALIZATION & INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICTs) LECTURE 3 Globalization & ICTs 1.
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