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From ‘Small Places’ to New Frontiers – Marking 75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Date & Time:
Monday, 11th December
9:00am – 12:30pm EST

Online & In-Person at The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 East 43rd Street, New York

“Where do human rights begin? In small places close to home, the factory, the farm, the office” – these were the words of Eleanor Roosevelt in 1958.

Since then, our understanding of where human rights are most impacted has evolved, as has our understanding of the responsibilities of businesses to advance human rights.

Join IHRB and an inspiring panel for a discussion exploring the roles and responsibilities of businesses in the ‘small places’ and new frontiers where business has a profound impact on human rights, from the factory to the digital world, to the green economy. 

Panellists and attendees will discuss how the human rights framework can act as a compass to navigate multiple crises facing humanity – the existential threat of climate change, violent and protracted conflict, persistent inequality, the rise of ungoverned AI, multilateral breakdown, and the role of the private sector in each.

Hosted at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice in New York on Monday 11th December, this half-day event is part of a reflection on human rights to mark 75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

The event is free to attend. Register by Thursday 7 December.

If you have any questions about the event or require any assistance, please email UDHR75@IHRB.ORG