Business and Human Rights. Deputy Ombudsman re-elected as Europe’s representative to the GANHRI Working Group

The Deputy Ombudsman, Teresa Anjinho, was re-elected to continue representing Europe in the Working Group on Business and Human Rights of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI).

On the proposal of the Portuguese Ombudsman, the re-election of Teresa Anjinho, by the members of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), took place on the sidelines of the 10th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, which took place from 29 November to 1 December 2021.

The Forum meets annually since the UN Human Rights Council approved and formalised the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2011, bringing together representatives from governments, businesses, investors, community groups and civil society, trade unions, academia, media, alongside officials from UN bodies and national human rights institutions.

It aims, among other things, to promote the valuing of diversity in companies, to commit business leaders to the human rights agenda and to stimulate decent work, thus contributing to the reduction of inequalities and to sustainable development.