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Global Interparliamentary network for the Binding Treaty: Side Event at the UN (Gva, 14 Oct)

Global Campaign

 

SIDE EVENT 

 

On the occasion of the 5th session of the UN Human Rights Council open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (OEIGWG), the Global Inter-Parliamentary network supporting the establishment of a Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations with respect to Human Rights and the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity are pleased to invite you to participate in the side event on: 

 

UN Binding Treaty: Reflections of the members of regional and national parliaments from Europe, Latin America and Asia

Monday 14th October 2019, 13.00 – 15.00

Palais des Nations Unies, Geneva (Room XXII)

 

Speakers

 

Ms. Marie Arena, chair of the Sub-committee for Human Rights of the European Parliament, Member of the European Parliament, S&D

Mr. Charles Santiago, Member of the Parliament of Malaysia

Ms. Fernanda Melchionna e Silva, Member of the Parliament of Brazil

Mr. Zitto Kabwe, Member of the Parliament of Tanzania

Mr. Helmut Scholz, Member of the European Parliament, GUE/NGL

Mrs.Clare Daly, Member of the European Parliament, GUE/NGL

 

Moderators: Mr. Miguel Urbán (European Parliament, GUE/NGL, Spain), and Ms. Brid Brennan (Transnational Institute) 

 Interpretation to French, Spanish and English

Parliaments have a legitimate and crucial role in the debate on the UN Binding Treaty on transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises with respect to human rights.  From October 2017 to October 2019, 321 members of regional and national parliaments, as well as municipal authorities have endorsed the Call of People’s Representatives Worldwide for the UN Binding Treaty (https://bindingtreaty.org). In view of the paramount importance of the 5th Session of the OEIGWG on transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, the Side Event will be an opportunity to hear the proposals and reflections of several members of the European Parliament as well as Parliaments of Latin America and Asia and debate on future joint initiatives.

 

Interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish and French

 

 

Also available in: Spanish French