Registration is now available for the Webinar ‘Business and Human Rights’!

The second webinar on international human rights mechanisms the Etkiniz EU Programme holds with experts will take place on January 22nd 2021 on The World of Business and Human Rights. The topic of discussion at the webinar will be governments’ human rights monitoring obligations regarding the human rights responsibilities of the business world.

Date: 22 January 2021, Friday
Time: 18:00 hours (GMT+3)
Speakers (in order of speeches): Friederike Wünschmann (Delegation of the European Union to Turkey), Dante Pesce (UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights), Başak Bağlayan (University of Luxembourg)
Venue: Zoom Webinars– on the internet

 *Simultaneous interpretation will be available (English-Turkish).

What Will be Discussed at the Webinar?

  • Monitoring the business world with a human rights perspective, 
  • United Nations’ “business and human rights” standards that need to be employed in human rights monitoring work,
  • United Nations Working Groups on Business and Human Rights and civil society participation,  
  • The example of Luxembourg – National Action Strategy and Plan; Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Law


Friederike Wünschmann has been working for the European Commission since 2002. She worked in Croatia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Kosovo and at Brussels Headquarters. In April 2015, she joined the EU Delegation in Ankara. Being faced with the immense challenges of the Syrian refugee crisis, she first worked for the section dealing with the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. Since February 2018, Friederike is part of the EU Delegation’s Civil Society team. She holds a MA in East Slavonic Studies, Political Sciences and Economics.

Dante Pesce is Chairperson United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights and Executive Director of Vincular Centre on Sustainable Business at the Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile. He is a member of WEF Global Future Council on Human Rights. Pesce graduated from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Catholic University of Chile in History, Political Science and Public Administration.

Başak Bağlayan is a post-doctoral researcher in fundamental rights at the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance. She is specialized in international human rights law and in business and human rights. She also advises the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on the latter topic in an expert capacity.

How to Join the Webinar?

You can join the online event on your computer or mobile phone. To join, please click the link below and fill up the registration form:

After signing up for the webinar, you will receive an email with the invitation link. Please click on the link at the time of the webinar and download the Zoom application on your computer or mobile phone. Download will only take 10 seconds.

Steps to download and join the webinar are available in the below documents:

For information on how to join from your PC, please click

If you are not directed to the webinar after downloading the application, you can also participate by entering the 839 9362 3898 code on the window that will pop up.

Notes for Participants Who Wish to Listen to the Simultaneous Interpretation at the Webinar

Please make sure that you have the latest version of Zoom application on your device (Interpretation is not available on connections made over the web):

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After joining the meeting, click the “World” icon for simultaneous interpretation, which is found at the Control Panel (under the Zoom window). (The main language of the will be English.)

Things to consider during the meeting

The maximum number of webinar participants is 500. In case more than 500 people register for the webinar, the system will allow the first 500 people to join at the time of the event.

  • Pelin Baykan from Anlatan Eller Derneği (Telling Hand Association) will interpret in sign language at the meeting.
  • You can send us your written questions by clicking the Q&A icon in the webinar control at the bottom of the Zoom window. Verbal questions will not be allowed at the webinar. Written questions will be compiled and conveyed to the speaker.
  • Before the webinar begins, please remember to check that you have an uninterrupted internet connection and that your headset has no problem with sound transmission.
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