A debate on the topic “Italian companies and compliance with the universal system of human rights” will take place at the Farnesina at 15.30 on Friday 14 November 2014. The event coincides with the presentation of the paper on “Business e Diritti Umani: una sfida per le imprese?”. The paper, in turn, is the result of a study on the relationship between business activities and respect for human rights begun in 2009 by the AVSI Foundation and a group of researchers and academics from Università di Roma Tor Vergata.
The paper takes an eminently practical approach and is designed to provide a useful tool for all stakeholders, entrepreneurs first and foremost. It illustrates the challenges faced by businesses in safeguarding and promoting human rights. The methodology used refers directly to the recommendations set out in the “Framework on Business and Human Rights” drawn up by the United Nations in 2008 and the Guiding Principles of 2011.
Speakers at today’s debate include: Senator Benedetto Della Vedova, Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Alberto Piatti, President of the AVSI Foundation; Alessandro Costa, Coordinator of AVSI’s Group of Experts; Benedetta Francesconi (Department for Business and Internationalisation at the Ministry for Economic Development); Luigi Marras, Director General for Global Affairs at the Farnesina; Elin Wrzoncki (Danish Institute for Human Rights); Damiano de Felice (Measuring Business & Human Rights); Githa Roelans (International Labour Organisation); Alessandro Beda (Sodalitas Foundation); and Marina Migliorato (Enel).
The debate will be introduced by Minister Gianludovico de Martino, Chair of the Interministerial Committee for Human Rights.
Online accreditation system.
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should:
– complete the interactive form available at http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp
– attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format.
Required digital documentation:
– a letter from your media organisation
– for foreign journalists in Italy: a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of your media organisation’s country.
If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your application by email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Press and Institutional Communication Service, address email@example.com (tel. 06/3691.3432-8573-8210).
Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should enter the Ministry by the main entrance (left-hand side) from 15.15 onwards.