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CCCMC successfully holds China session at 6th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Source:CCCMC Published:2017-12-13 Editor:

From Nov. 27th to Nov. 29th, 2017, the 6th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights was held in the Palace of Nations, the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. With the support of the Ministry of Commerce of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and China’s Mission to the UN office at Geneva, CCCMC and China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) jointly held the China session.


The theme of the session was "Responsible Investment and Sustainable Supply Chains: the Human Rights Due Diligence Practices of the Chinese Businesses". The session attracted attendees from the political and business communities, NGOs, thinktanks and development assistance institutions. Mr. Dante Pesce, member of UN Human Rights Working Group presided over the session.

CCCMC Development Department director Sun Lihui delivered a report titled "Roles and Practice of Chinese Industry in Promoting Responsible Raw Materials Investment and Supply Chain Due Diligence Management". The speakers also included Dr. Liang Xiaohui from CNTAC, Huayou Cobalt CEO Chen Hongliang, Handa (Yangon) Garment Co., Ltd. general manager Yan Qiuhong, Beijing Rongzhi Corporate Social Responsibility Institute Dr. Wang Xiaoguang, and so on. The Chinese delegation was also comprised of representatives from about 20 Chinese companies, including Huawei, Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd. and Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd. (XTC), who attended the session at their own expense.

 

The China session aims to showcase the relevant policies and principles of China concerning the promotion of responsible corporate operation and respect for human rights, spread Chinese companies’ excellent practices of respect for human rights, obtain suggestions and advice from the interested parties of the international community, and strengthen the coordination and capacity building between the related departments of the Chinese government and the business community.