The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) conducted a half-day training session under the theme of “Business and Human Rights” last week. The event was jointly organized by the organization’s Cambodia office, Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact Hub.
OHCHR Cambodia said, “UN Human Rights Cambodia regularly organizes training sessions on business and human rights for different interested stakeholders including civil society organisations, private companies, local and judicial authorities, youths, etc.”
The aim of the event was to raise awareness among young entrepreneurs about the relationship between business and human rights, and to educate them about existing international standards on the topic in the context of the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The event was attended by about 25 non-government organization representatives, business owners and employees, and college graduates and students, aged 20 and above. All participants appeared highly attentive and eager to learn, sharing their views and critically reflecting on the theme.
The organizers expressed the hope that participants would soon be able to use what they had learned during the morning session in their future business endeavours.
OHCHR Cambodia regularly provides this type of training to different targeted groups of interested participants, in response to requests from the groups. The participants’ views are considered and assessed via end-of-workshop evaluation forms.