Human Rights for the Maritime Industry - Oslo

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Pris Gratis

Mind the Gap Tour er et konsept med Raftostiftelsen i spissen som nå er på norgesturné for å øke bevisstheten rundt menneskerettigheter i maritim næring. Maritimt Forum er vertskap for seminaret som finner sted 26. mars i Oslo. Seminaret foregår på engelsk og arrangeres i samarbeid med Raftostiftelsen, WISTA, IHRB, DIHR, YoungShip og Nor-Shipping.

Shipping er en global industri preget av en rekke utfordringer – fra klimaendringer til økt konkurranse og fallende marginer. Men samtidig byr den maritime industrien på et stort potensiale når det gjelder innovasjon og bærekraftige løsninger – men hvor passer menneskerettighetene inn?

Det er nettopp denne problemstillingen "Mind the Gap Tour" tar opp ved å legge ut på en turné gjennom Norges største byer, for å øke bevisstheten rundt menneskerettigheter og ansvaret maritime selskaper basert i Norge har.

Program

10:00 - 10:30 Welcome and round of introductions
- Ivar Engan and Therese Jebsen

10:30-11:30 Human Rights for the Maritime Industry
- Sustainability in the maritime sector, where do human rights fit in?

- The human rights lifecycle of a ship

- The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

- Mapping salient human rights risks

11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 - 12:45 Human rights challenges in practice

- Short presentations by representatives from the industry and stakeholders

- Discussion: How should sector specific standards and tools be designed to help strenghten the industry's capacity to move forward?

12:45-13:00 Summary and way forward

BACKGROUND:
Shipping is a global and fragmented industry facing a host of global challenges from climate change to increased competition and falling margins. Yet, the maritime industry also offers huge potential for innovation and driving sustainable solutions to global risks. Globally, the main maritime industry players tend to look at sustainability and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) from a predominantly environmental perspective. This might, however, lead to less attention on the aspect of human rights risks and responsibilities of operations, raising the need to undertake human rights due diligence and risk assessment along the whole value chain of a ship. Effective assessment and management of human rights risks is fundamental to strengthening sustainability and requires a coherent framework to articulate areas of salient risk and responsibilities.

There is currently little awareness of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and how to conduct human rights due diligence to assess areas of risk of abuse and develop mitigation strategies. To this end, the Rafto Foundation (Rafto), Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) are partnering with the maritime industry in Norway to deliver a series of half-day seminars to raise awareness of human rights risks and responsibilities of maritime companies based in Norway but with a global footprint through their supply chains for labour, products and services, their business partners and customer base.

At the heart of our approach is the human rights ‘lifecycle’ of a ship from design, finance and construction through operation to recycling/beaching. The purpose of the Mind the Gap Tour is to deliver a series of awareness-raising seminars on the relevance of UN Guiding Principles and salient human rights risk mapping at each stage of the human rights lifecycle model. Discussion-based sessions will include exploring tools for due diligence and practical guidance. Trainers will be representatives from Institute for Human Rights and Business, Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Norwegian National Contact Point for Responsible Business.


Arrangør

Raftostiftelsen, Youngship, Nor-Shipping, WISTA og Maritimt Forum.