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Tuesday, November 23 • 09:00 - 10:00
Opening Session
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The official start of the 2nd UN Pacific Forum on Business and Human Rights with speakers representing different sectors building on past business and human rights related events and providing an outlook on the innovative sessions that will take place in the next two days.

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Heike Alefsen

Regional Representative for the Pacific, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ms. Heike Alefsen has almost 30 years of human rights, legal, political and development work experience with the United Nations, the Council of Europe and civil society. Until 2020, she was Senior Human Rights Adviser to the UN Country Team in Bangladesh and to the UN Development... Read More →

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Filimon Manoni

Deputy Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Dr. Filimon Manoni was appointed Deputy Secretary General at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat on May 21, 2020. Dr Manoni also held the position of International Legal Adviser at the Forum Secretariat from December 2018 and was responsible for providing legal policy advice and... Read More →
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Jaap van Hierden

Resident Coordinator, UN Micronesia covering Palau, FSM, RMI, Nauru and Kiribati
Mr. Jacob C. van Hierden of the Netherlands has devoted about 30 years to development, peacebuilding and humanitarian assistance. From 1991 to 2016 he worked with the United Nations system, after which he headed the international NGO Cordaid in Afghanistan before taking up the position... Read More →
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Surya Deva

member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Mr. Surya Deva is a Professor at the Macquarie Law School, University of Macquarie, Sydney. He researches in the areas of business and human rights, India-China constitutional law, international human rights law, and sustainable development. Deva has published extensively in these... Read More →
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Kameli Batiweti

Chief Executive Officer, Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation
Born in Vanuatu, Mr Kameli Batiweti has over 25 years’ experience in Human Capital Management and Corporate Services Management having held senior executive positions in the Tourism, Manufacturing and Agricultural Sectors in Fiji.Kameli was one of the founding members of the Fiji... Read More →
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Emeline Siale ILOLAHIA

Executive Director, Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organizations (PIANGO)
Ms. Emeline Siale Ilolahia has a strong history of over 10 years of experience and track record in promoting sustainable growth and social development in the pacific region and a reputation for developing strong partnerships within the civil society sector. She has exposure in regional... Read More →

Tuesday November 23, 2021 09:00 - 10:00 GMT+12