From: Ed John
Sent: February-20-13 9:06 PM
To: Colin Braker; Don Bain
Subject: Fwd: Call for Comment - Global Compact Business Guide to UNDRIP and Indigenous Peoples' Rights
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From: Michelle Lau <lau@...
Date: 1 February, 2013 3:35:06 PM PST
Subject: Call for Comment - Global Compact Business Guide to UNDRIP and Indigenous Peoples' Rights
Dear Chief Ed John,
It was a pleasure to see you again at the EGM on Indigenous Youth on Tuesday! I hope your meetings went well and that you had a fruitful trip.
As you know, the Global Compact has released the Exposure Draft of a Business Guide to UNDRIP<http://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/issues_doc/human_rights/UNDRIP_Business_Reference_Guide.pdf
> for public comment and consultation through 1 June 2013. By explaining UNDRIP for a business audience, the Guide aims to help businesses meet the corporate responsibility to respect indigenous peoples’ rights and identify opportunities to support these rights.
This is a kind reminder that we would greatly appreciate any comments you have to the Draft and welcome you to circulate it with your networks (French Spanish and Russian translations are linked below).
Given your valuable experience with indigenous rights, I’d also like to extend an invitation to you to speak at one of the upcoming consultation webinars and provide comments that way. The webinar time that suits North America best is 9 April at 12pm EST (16.00 GMT). Please let me know if you’re available and interested and I’m happy to provide more details.
Asia-Pacific: 27 February, 3:00 GMT Register<https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/599746927
Americas: 9 April, 16:00 GMT Register<https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/847378583
Americas: 17 April, 16:00 GMT Register<https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/436161271
> (in Spanish)
Europe, Middle East, Africa: 30 April, 13:00 GMT Register<https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/709294799
For further background information on the project, please see: http://unglobalcompact.org/Issues/human_rights/indigenous_peoples_rights.html
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you again.
With very best wishes,
Project Manager, Global Compact LEAD
United Nations Global Compact
801 2nd Ave., 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10017
T: +1 212 907 1392 | E: lau@...
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