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Agenda for the Annual Plenary Meeting of the Voluntary Principles Initiative

on Security and Human Rights
March 1-3, 2017
Westin Hotel, Ottawa

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (optional)
Westin Hotel, Ottawa

Security Managers Meeting – 9:00-12:00pm (By invitation only)

Side Event on Public and Private Security – 1:00-4:00pm (Open to interested VPI members)

Steering Committee Meeting – 4:30-6:30 pm (By invitation only)

Thursday, March 2, 2017 (includes invited guests)

Time Session
8:00- Registration
8:30
8:30- Opening Remarks
9:00
9:00- Overview of the Voluntary Principles Initiative Plenary and Discussion of the VPI
10:00 Strategy and Value Proposition

10:00- Coffee Break
10:30
10:30- Implementation Update: In-Country Implementation Pilot Groups
11:30
11:30- VPs in Complex Environments
12:30
12:30- Lunch
1:30
1:30- Three Breakout Sessions
3:00 - Tools to help mitigate risks: the Model Clauses and the Children’s Rights
Checklist
- Implementation Successes and Lessons: The cases of the San Martin mining
project in Colombia and ACACIA’s operations in Tanzania
- Maritime Security: Applying the VPs for offshore oil and gas operations
3:00 Coffee Break
3:30
3:30- Report from Breakout Sessions
4:00
4:00- The Role of Investors in Leveraging Implementation of the VPs
4:45
4:45- Chair closes Day 1
4:50
4:50- Informal Meeting of the In-Country Implementation Pilot Groups (by invitation
5:30 only)
5:30- Cocktail Reception
8:00

Friday March 3, 2017 (VPI members only)

Time Session
8:30- Welcome remarks
8:45
8:45- Social Protest & the VPs: Engaging with communities during unrest and strategies
10:15 for (de-)escalation of security responses
10:15- Coffee Break: Strategic Pillar Breakout Sessions
11:15
11:15- Defining Success for the VPI: Goals and metrics for the next 12 months
12:30
12:30- Working Lunch: Best Practices for Reporting
1:30
1:30-2:30 Verification presentations
(breakout sessions)
2:30-3:30 VPI Governance Decisions
3:30- Coffee Break
4:00
4:00-4:30 Voluntary Principles Association (VPA) Annual General Meeting
4:30-4:45 Speech by the Netherlands as incoming Chair for 2017-2018
4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks