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2021 | Online Symposium

"From Obligation to Aspiration: Supply Chain Laws and the Business Case of Putting People first. Due Diligence in the Tourism Value Chain"

22 September 2021, 10:00 am – 02:00 pm CEST
Online (Zoom)

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Since then, they are progressively integrated into policies and legal frameworks by an increasing number of governments. National supply chain laws and the discussion about regulation at EU level are leading to uncertainty among many companies about the obligations they will have to face.

This Symposium turned the gaze forward and built the business case for human rights due diligence in tourism, with or without legal obligations. 

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2020 |Online Symposium "Beyond the Crisis: How to create Social Benefit and Resilience in Tourism"

Our online Symposium "Beyond the Crisis: How to Create Social Benefit and Resilience in Tourism" on 28 September 2020 explored how a human rights-based approach can create social benefit and be a response to the specific challenges that Covid-19 reinforces. About 100 participants from more than 20 countries took part in this event. 

Equality in Tourism Symposium 27 June 2019 Utrecht

2019 | Symposium "Equality in Tourism", Utrecht, Netherlands

Our International Symposium"Human Rights in Practice: Equality in Tourism" on 27 June 2019 in Utrecht, Netherlands was attended by 60 tourism experts from various European countries. 

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2018 | Symposium "Tourism and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", Vienna , Austria

On 28 June 2018, Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism, in cooperation with its member Naturefriends International organised the International Symposium "Human Rights in Practice: Tourism and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" in Vienna, Austria, with 50 international participants from tour operators, governmental and non-governmental organisations, travel associations and other institutions to discuss how tourism businesses can practically contribute to respect for human rights and fulfilment of the SDGs with their activities and business relationships.

Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism Conference Frankfurt 2017

2017 | Symposium "Human Rights in Tourism", Frankfurt, Germany

On 28 June 2017 the Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism organized a one-day international conference on Human Rights in Tourism in Frankfurt, Germany. More than 40 international experts discussed on various aspects regarding the implementation of Human Rights due diligence.