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Save the Date! Week of Peoples Mobilisation (13-20 October 2018, Geneva) #BindingTreaty

Global Campaign

JOIN US IN GENEVA FROM OCT 13 to 20, 2018

2018 WILL BE A DECISIVE YEAR FOR THE BINDING TREATY ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS!
BE THERE TO RECLAIM PEOPLES RIGHTS OVER INVESTORS AND CORPORATE PROFITS AND IMPUNITY

 
Who we are

The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity (Global Campaign) is a network of over 250 social movements, civil society organisations (CSOs), trade unions and communities affected by the activities of TNCs. These groups resist land grabs, extractive mining, exploitative wages and environmental destruction caused by TNCs globally but particularly in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The Global Campaign is a peoples global structural response to unaccountable corporate power. It provides facilitation for dialogue, strategizing, exchanging information and experiences and acts as a space to make resistance visible and deepen solidarity and support for struggles against TNCs. At the same time the Global Campaign:

  • Proposes an International Peoples Treaty which provides a political framework to support the local, national and international movements and communities in their resistances and practices of alternatives to corporate power and the TNC model of the economy.

 

 

The Week of Peoples Mobilisation in Geneva (13 – 20 October 2018) coincides with the 4th Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group mandated to develop a UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and other business enterprises with respect to Human Rights (OEIGWG). As in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 we are back in Geneva in order to continue pressuring governments to keep the process of building the Binding Treaty and moving forward. 

 

What are we planning?

  • At the UN Square: we will launch the Week of Peoples Mobilisation jointly with representatives of the Global Inter-Parliamentary network, affected communities, movements, trade unions and other networks and organisations.  We will also organise Workshops under the Tent of the Global Campaign.

 

  • Inside the UN: as in other years, there will be coordinated participation inside the OEIGWG Plenary, where we will be seeking in particular testimonies of affected communities, both in Side Events and in focussed advocacy with governments. 

 

  • In the city of Geneva: in coordination with the local University Students Union (Conférence Universitaire des Associations d’Etudiant/Es – CUAE), with local organisations and movements, we’ll co-organise 3 Public Events at the University of Geneva and the Maison des Associations, and participate in a Public Demonstration for Climate Justice.

 

More information on the process

See at this link the official programme of the OEIGWG 4th Session

 

Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity

Campaña Global para Reivindicar la Soberania de los Pueblos, Desmantelar el Poder
Campagne Globale pour Revendiquer la Souveraineté des Peuples, Démaneler le Pouvoir des Multinationales et mettre fin à l’impunité
Corporativo y Poner Fin a la Impunidad

Programme of the Week of Peoples Mobilisation (13-20 October 2018, Geneva)

Programa de la Semana de Movilización de los Pueblos (13-20 de octubre, Ginebra)
Programme de la Semaine de Mobilisation des Peuples (13 au 20 octobre, Genève)

Date/fecha TIME/HORARIO/horaire ENGLISH CASTELLANO FRANÇAIS VENUE/LUGAR/Endroit
Fri/Viernes 12 Oct 18h15 – 20h30 Public Conference: Peoples analysis and responses to confront Green Capitalism towards Climate Justice Conferencia Publica: Frente al Capitalismo verde: analisis y respuestas de los Pueblos hacia la justicia climatica Conférence Publique: Face au Capitalisme Vert: Analyses et réponses des Peuples pour la Justice Climatique University of Geneva/Universidad de Ginebra (Uni-Mail, Salle R060)
Sat/Sap/Sam 13 Oct 13h30 – 16h Participation at the Marche Climat 2018, convened by Swiss organisations to reclaim Climate Justice Participación en la Marche Climat 2018, organizada por las organizaciones suizas en defensa de la Justicia Climática Participation à la Marche Climat 2018, organisée par les organisations suisses en défense de la Justice Climatique Rue du Mont-Blanc, zone piétonne (Geneva, Ginebra, Genève)
Mon/Lu 15 Oct 12h Press Conference of the Global Campaign and Launch of the Week of Peoples Mobilisation Rueda de prensa de la Campaña Global y lanzamiento de la Semana de Movilización Conférence de Presse de la Campagne Globale et Inauguration de la Semaine Tent / Carpa / Tente (Place des Nations)
13h-15h
Side Event with Parliamentarians Evento Paralelo con Parlamentario/as Evénement parallèle avec des membres de Parlements Palais des Nations (Room: XXIII)
16h – 18h30 Workshop: Privatisation of Democracy Taller: Privatización de la Democracia Atélier: privatisation de la démocratie Tent of the Global Campaign at UN Square / Carpa de la Campaña Global sobre la Plaza de las Naciones
All day / todo el día Advocacy activities/Oral interventions Cabildeo/intervenciones orales Activités de pladoyer / interventions orales Palais des Nations
Tue/Mar 16 Oct 9h30 – 11h30 Workshop: Industry of Walls and security Taller: industria de los muros y la seguridad Atélier: industrie des murs et sécurité Tent / Carpa / Tente (Place des Nations)
13h-15h Side Event: Upholding the OEIGWG Mandate for the Legally Binding Instrument. Comments on “Draft Zero”
Evento Paralelo: Defensa del mandato del OEIGWG sobre el Tratado Vinculante. Comentarios sobre el “Draft Zero”
Evénement parallèle: Défense du Mandat de l’OEIGWG sur le Traité Contraignant. Commentaires sur le “Draft Zero”
Palais des Nations (Room: XXIII)
16h -17h30 Workshop: Trade & Investment Regime Taller: Régimen de Comercio e Inversiones Atélier: Regime de Commerce et Investissements Tent / Carpa / Tente (Place des Nations)
18h – 19h30 Workshop: Cities. Rigths to housing, water, public services, alternatives Taller: Ciudades. Derecho a la ciudad, vivienda, servicios públicos, alternativas Atélier: Villes. Droit à la ville, logement, services publics, alternatives Tent / Carpa / Tente (Place des Nations)
19h30 Public Conference: Private international arbitration tribunals a danger to Peoples Sovereignty. The case of Chevron in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Conferencia Pública: Tribunales de Arbitraje Internacionales, un peligro para la Soberanía de los Pueblos. El caso de Chevron en la Amazonía ecuatoriana Conférence publique: Les tribunaux d’arbitrage internationaux privés un danger pour la souveraineté des peuples Le cas de Chevron en Amazonie équatorienne
Maison des Associations (Rue des Savoises, 15)
All day / todo el día Advocacy activities/Oral interventions Cabildeo/intervenciones orales Activités de pladoyer / interventions orales Palais des Nations
Wed/Mierc 17th Oct 9h – 11h30 Workshop: Energy Sovereignty and Climate Justice Taller: Soberanía Energética y Justicia Climática Atélier: souveraineté energétique et justice climatique Tent / Carpa / Tente (Place des Nations)
12h30 – 14h30 Workshop: Mining and alternatives Taller: Minería y alternativas Atélier: Mines et alternatives Palais des Nations
15h30 – 17h00 Workshop: Water & TNCs Taller: Agua y transnacionales Atélier: Eau et multinationales Tent / Carpa / Tente (Place des Nations)
18h – 20h Workshop: Food Sovereignty Taller: Soberanía alimentaria Atélier: Souveraineté Alimentaire Tent / Carpa / Tente (Place des Nations)
All day / todo el día Advocacy activities/Oral interventions Cabildeo/intervenciones orales Activités de pladoyer / interventions orales Palais des Nations
Thurs/Jue 18 Oct 9h – 11h30 Workshop: Work and migration Taller: Trabajo y Migración Atélier: Travail et Migration Tent / Carpa / Tente (Place des Nations)
13h-15h Side Event organised by the Global Campaign. Affected Communities and Access to Justice
Evento Paralelo organizado por la Campaña Global. Comunidades Afectadas y acceso a la justicia
Evénement parallèle de la Campagne Globale. Communautés affectées et accès à la justice
Palais des Nations (Room: XXIII)
16h-18h Workshop: Health and TNCs Taller: Salud y transnacionales Atélier: santé et multinationales Tent / Carpa / Tente (Place des Nations)
All day / todo el día Advocacy activities/Oral interventions Cabildeo/intervenciones orales Activités de pladoyer / interventions orales Palais des Nations
19h30 Public Conference: “Devant l’assaut des multinationales, organisons nos luttes” Conferencia Pública. “Devant l’assaut des multinationales, organisons nos luttes”
Conférence Publique. “Devant l’assaut des multinationales, organisons nos luttes”
University of Geneva/Universidad de Ginebra (UNI-Mails, Salle MR290)
Fri/Viernes 19 Oct Afternoon / Tarde/après-midi Advocacy activities/Oral interventions Cabildeo/intervenciones orales Activités de pladoyer / interventions orales Palais des Nations

 

Contact:

campaign @ stopcorporateimpunity.org
m.vargas @ tni.org

Press contact: soltrumbovila @ tni.org

 

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