Location: 500 First St NW 9th Floor
Date: March 25, 2024

Businesses can provide crucial support for democratic principles, including respect for human and labor rights. They have the capacity to help shape society and the environment – raising local wages, improving working conditions, building trust with communities, and operating sustainably. As a result, businesses have a key role in addressing human rights abuses, including throughout their value chains.

– Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken

Georgetown Law Center and the U.S. Department of State cordially invite you to the launch of the U.S. Government’s National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct. The event will feature discussions around key priorities addressed in the National Action Plan, including strengthening access to remedy and protecting workers’ rights, as well as a broader discussion on government approaches to strengthening business respect for human rights.

The event will feature keynote remarks by Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose Fernandez. It will also include a panel discussion with other U.S. senior officials from across government, including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, Department of Labor, Department of State, and other stakeholders involved in the National Action Plan process.