The Intergovernmental Working Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council in charge of defining the terms of a binding treaty on human rights and transnational corporations will hold its first session on July 6-9 in Geneva, Switzerland. In parallel, the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, together with the “Treaty Alliance” made up by hundreds of organizations and social movements from different parts of the world, will organize a “week of mobilizations” to highlight the urgent need of such a binding treaty. Just like in June, 2014, when the Human Rights Council voted in favor of the creation of the Intergovernmental Working Group, Real World Radio will cover the activities of the social groups and networks gathered in Geneva.
The Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity had a strong presence in Geneva, Switzerland, during the negotiations of the UN Working Group on transnational corporations and human rights. Watch video
Environmental federation Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) considered the first round of negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights that took place last week at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland as a “historic progress”. Read more
With the approval of a 25-page report, the first round of negotiations of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on transnational corporations and human rights came to an end on Friday. The social movements and organizations welcomed the process, congratulated the work by the Ecuadorian Chair (Maria Fernanda Espinosa) and regretted the absence in the group of the European Union and other countries such as the US. Read more
“Eight proposals for the international binding instrument on Transnational Corporations and Human rights” developed by the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity were presented this week in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more
Representatives of Friends of the Earth from five countries and two guests from social movements denounced on Wednesday, in Geneva, Switzerland, several cases of environmental crimes and systematic human rights violations by transnational corporations. Watch video
Real World Radio shares a photo gallery of the different moments of the week of mobilization that took place in Geneva in parallel to the first session of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on human rights and transnational corporations. See gallery
On Tuesday, environmental federation Friends of the Earth International made a presentation at the plenary of the negotiations of the Working Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council on transnational corporations and human rights. Read more
The Global Campaign to dismantle corporate power and end impunity organized on Tuesday a public debate about “alternatives for justice” at the United Nations Square, in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more
“The Impact of Transnational Corporations and Other Businesses on Grassroots Communities” was the name of a side event held on Monday in parallel to the negotiations of the Intergovernmental Working Group of the UN Human Rights Council taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. The aim of this Group is to create a binding treaty on human rights and transnational corporations. Read more
Several social organizations denounced on Monday, in Geneva, that the European Union (EU) attempted to halt the negotiations taking place in the framework of the UN to create a binding treaty on human rights and transnational corporations. Watch video
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