From October 23 to 27, the Intergovernmental Working Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council that is negotiating a legally binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations will address for the first time the contents of the new treaty in Geneva, Switzerland. These are unprecedented times for those who fight for justice and to stop corporate impunity. For this reason, tens of social movements and organizations from around the world that are part of the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity will come to Geneva to push for the binding treaty. Real World Radio will cover the negotiations and the mobilizations and activities held in parallel.
7 November 2017 | Interviews | Monitoring transnationals | Third round of UN negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights | Land grabbing | Social activists at risk
Giant agribusiness project “ProSavana” and the Mphanda Nkuwa dam on the Zambezi River, both of them in Mozambique, were denounced in Geneva, Switzerland, in the framework of the UN negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights. Read more
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations. Watch video
Approximately 40 million people were affected by the intentional fires in 2 million hectares of lands and forests in Indonesia in 2015 to prepare the lands for palm oil production. 23 people died, most of them children, due to respiratory infections. Watch video
Several organizations are present in Geneva, Switzerland, at the United Nations Human Rights Council, to discuss together with States and UN bodies an intergovernmental proposal towards a Treaty that forces corporations to respect human and environmental rights in the territories where they operate. In collaboration with Victor Barro, member of Friends of the Earth Spain, we share with you a photo gallery from Geneva featuring some of the moments of these mobilizations. See gallery
Senior Lawyer Apollin Koagne, of the Center for the Environment and Development – Friends of the Earth Cameroon, stated on Wednesday in Geneva that voluntary mechanisms to stop corporate abuses against human rights have not been successful. Watch video
The official delegation of the European Union (EU) was widely criticized on Monday by several social movements participating in the official UN negotiations in Geneva for the adoption of a binding treaty that regulates human rights violations perpetrated by transnational corporations. Watch video
Hundreds of social movements and organizations demanded on Monday in Geneva (Switzerland) that countries commit and make substantial advances in the process of UN negotiations towards a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations. Watch video
A new report was launched in France on Thursday titled: "End of the road for transnational corporations? From a pioneer law in France to a UN treaty" written by Friends of the Earth France and ActionAid France-Peuples Solidaires. Read more
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