Business and Human Rights - High Level Discussion

High-level discussion on “Business and Human Rights” with Volker Türk, High-Commissioner for Human Rights as guest of honor, organized on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and in the framework of the World Chambers Congress 2023.

Date: Thursday, 22 June 2023
Time: 6:45 - 8:00 pm
Location: Palais des Nations (room XVII)


18h45 - Welcome speeches by:

  • Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
  • Raymond Loretan, President, Diplomatic Club of Geneva
  • Nicolás Uribe Rueda, Chair, ICC World Chambers Federation

18:55 - Keynote speech by Volker Türk High-Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR

19:05 - Panel discussion with:

  • Volker Türk, High-Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR
  • Maria Fernanda Garza, Chair, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Leanne Geale, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Nestlé
  • Moderator: Prof. Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Director, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights

19:40 - Q&A

19:55 - Closing remarks by Vincent Subilia, Director-General, Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services, and Vice-President, Diplomatic Club of Geneva

20:00 - Cocktail reception at the Serpentine Bar

Speakers & Vincent Subilia
Photo credits: MezPhotographie