At the beginning of this week, Mariette Huijstee of SOMO organised a workshop in Rio de Janeiro on grievance mechanisms and the UN Guiding Principles.

Participants included representatives from CAOI, Korean Human Rights Foundation, Paseiros Brasil, ILSA, SMDH, Centro Reflexion y Action Laboral Fomento Cultural y Educatico, Reporter Brasil, Observatorio Ciudadano, Calmecac, Fundacion Cambio Democratico en CIEL.

The level of participation among the 15 participants was very high. Most questions had to do with the (im)possibilities of current grievance mechanisms.

Earlier on this week, OECD Watch organised a meeting in RioCentro with approximately 40 participants. This meeting was aimed at raising awareness about the new OECD guidelines.