The first Business and Human Rights Forum was organized by the Mediators Association of Georgia and the Global Compact Network Georgia as part of the Mediation week, the forum was supported by the Swedish Government. The forum was opened by Irakli Kandashvili -Chairman of the Mediators Association of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili- Executive Director of the Global Compact Network Georgia, Akaki Saghirashvili - Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia, Davit Asatiani - Chairman of the Georgian Bar Association, and Beverly Hoover - USAID Representative in Georgia. The event was attended by both public and private sector representatives. Irakli Kandashvili - Chairman of the Mediators Association of Georgia, briefed the audience on the progress, challenges and future plans of the Association during its 2 years of activities , since its establishment. At the end of the event, a roundtable discussion was held focusing on the policy mechanisms adopted by the Government of Georgia to encourage the introduction of UNGPs in the business sector, as well as the effectiveness of an alternative dispute resolution mechanism in Georgia.