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Photo: UN Geneva/Jean-Marc Ferré/CC BY.Photo: UN Geneva/Jean-Marc Ferré/CC BY

On the fifth anniversary of the unanimous endorsement by the Human Rights Council of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Council sent a strong message to States and businesses on the need to improve accountability and access to remedy for victims of business related human rights abuses.

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The 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, focusing on a broad range of issues, including women’s rights and non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, took place from 13 June to 1 July 2016.

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The core group on business and human rights discusses progress and preliminary findings of the OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project

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“The ILO’s mandate is as relevant today as it was in 1919”, said the State Secretary as she addressed the 105th International Labour Conference.

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Permanent representative of Norway, Steffen Kongstad and rugby referee Nigel Owens in the ILO library. 
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The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) was marked by a discussion held in the library of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 18 May 2016. This years’ theme is sexual orientation, gender identity and mental health and well-being. Many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans- and Intersex people (LGBTI) experience stress, discrimination and harassment at work. The ILOs ow...

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This year’s conference gathered more than 6,000 representatives of trade unions, employer organizations and governments from all over the world at the UN Office and the ILO headquarters in Geneva.

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Norway hosted the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress attracted 1500 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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On June 14 2016, during the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, Norway and Mexico together with Article 19 co-hosted an event on access to information and human rights.

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The 25th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is taking place in the Human Rights Council in Geneva from 2 – 13 May 2016. During the two weeks, Norway will give recommendations to ten out of the 14 states under review, on a broad range of human rights issues.

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