About the mandate of the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

The UN Human Rights Council, under paragraph 12 of its resolution 17/4, decided to establish the Forum on Business and Human Rights under the guidance of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises to: “discuss trends and challenges in the implementation of the Guiding Principles [on Business and Human Rights] and promote dialogue and cooperation on issues linked to business and human rights, including challenges faced in particular sectors, operational environments or in relation to specific rights or groups, as well as identifying good practices.”

In pursuit of its mandate, the Working Group also holds regional forums and  consultations on business and human rights that feed into the global-level United Nations Forum in Geneva.