Mercy Global Concern

Steps Towards a Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights

Reports: June 26, 2018

In advance of the fourth meeting of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group this October in Geneva, there have been proceedings of informal consultations as nation states work towards a 'Zero Draft" of the treaty (read more about this process here). This "Zero Draft" is scheduled to be released in the next few weeks; however, has encountered setbacks as some UN Member States have threatened to pull out of the process.

Civil Society Organizations have sent out a Sign-On Letter calling on “all UN Member States to engage without delay in this stage of the process in active and constructive negotiations of the substance of the treaty to improve the human rights of communities and people affected by the operations of TNCs (Transnational Corporations) and OBEs (Business Enterprises) and their access to effective remedy, and to put an end to corporate impunity for human rights abuses.” Read the Sign-On letter to stand in solidarity with other Civil Society Organizations.

Messages to: Angela Reed rsm -- MIA Coordinator at the UN - Mercy Global Action

'Holy See urges legislation for transnational corporations to respect human rights, environment.' Read the article here

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