International Human Rights Day 2015

UNZNATo mark International Human Rights Day 2015 on the 10th of December, the United Nations Association, the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, and Victoria University’s School of Government, invite you to attend a seminar on 'The business/human rights nexus, sustainability and the United Nations Global Compact',

Date and Time: Thursday 10th December, 8.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, Rutherford House, Victoria University, Pipitea Campus

If you would like to attend please register via 


8:30 am Welcome: Dr Graham Hassall,
National President, United Nations Association of New Zealand

8:40 am The UN Global Compact and sustainability, a human right
John Morgan, UNANZ Special Officer for Human Rights

9:00 am Sustainability, a new trend in New Zealand business
Phil O'Reilly, CEO, BusnessNZ

9.30 am Human rights & sustainability in New Zealand business
Richard Wagstaff, President of the Council of Trade Unions

10:00 am – 10:30 am Break

10.30 am Rotorua Lakes District Council
Janet Wepa, Rotorua Lakes DC sustainability committee chair and
Rosemary Viskovic, RLDC staff member

11:00 am The HRC's programme on human rights; what the HRC is doing with NZ business
David Rutherford, Chief Human Rights Commissioner

11.30 am IT and Sustainability
Paddy Payne, UNANZ National Council Member, and Director, Intergen Limited

11:50 am The business/human rights nexus, sustainability and the UN Global Compact
Olivia Levy, UNANZ Intern

12.00 am – 12.15pm Concluding discussion


Free (but donations to cover catering would be most welcome). For further information please contact

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