Every year the EU Delegation organizes a seminar to highlight the international Human Rights Day that takes place on December 10, under the auspices of the United Nations.
Building on past practice, the European Union Delegation to Singapore is organising an annual seminar to mark and raise awareness of Human Rights Day. In 2017 the seminar ‘Business and Human Rights’ held in Singapore focused on Corporate Social Responsibility and government measures to support Human Rights in Asia and Europe.
On Friday the 8th of December Swedish Ambassador H.E. Håkan Jevrell spoke about Sweden’s ambitious policy on CSR and responsible business in a panel discussion on ’CSR Practices in Asia and Europe: Government Measures to Support Business’.
And from Denmark, Mr Mikkel Larsen, Managing Director, Co-Chair of DBS Sustainability Council, DBS Bank attended a panel on ’ Private Sector Perspective: Beyond Philanthropy to Responsible Business Conduct’. Furthermore, Ms Veronica Nilsson, Programme Manager, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung attended the ’Labour Issues in Business Practices: Asia and Beyond’ panel.
Sources: Embassy of Sweden Singapore, EU Delegation to Singapore