The forum is organised by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWG) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), it aims to facilitate a robust and multi-stakeholder dialogue which will foster joint action to prevent, mitigate and remediate business-related human rights abuses and advance decent work in South Asia. Dr Anja Kovacs from the Internet Democracy Project is invited to take a session on, “Addressing Gender Bias in New Technologies”.

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWG), in collaboration with other partners, has been promoting the effective dissemination and implementation of the UNGPs in different world regions, including by organising regional events to foster races to the top. The annual South Asia Forum is part of this wider engagement strategy.

This South Asia Forum will also inform the UNWG’s project Business and human rights: towards a decade of global implementation’, which is taking stock of practice to date, identifying gaps and challenges, and developing a vision and roadmap for scaling up implementation of the UNGPs over the course of the next decade.

Session details:

When — Wednesday, March 17, 16:30 to 18:00 IST

Session - Addressing Gender Bias in New Technologies

Speaker — Dr Anja Kovacs

For detailed schedule of this 3 day forum please click here.

To register please click here.