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

Global Campaign

On the occasion of the fourth 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 Interparliamentary and municipal representatives 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 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 15th October 2018, 13.00 – 15.00

Palais des Nations Unies, Geneva (Palais des Nations Room: XXIII)

 

Speakers:

 

Lilian Galán, Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Uruguay, Frente Amplio

 

MP Lena Maryana Mukti, Member of the Indonesian Congress

 

MEP Helmut Scholz, Member of the European Parliament, GUE/NGL

 

MEP Judith Sargentini, Member of the European Parliament (Greens Group)

 

MP Dominique Potier, Member of the National Assembly of France 

 

Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador – Chairmanship of the OEIGWG

 

Moderators: Brid Brennan (Transnational Institute) and Juliette Renaud (Amis de la Terre France – Friends of the Earth International)

 

 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 2018, 293 members of regional and national parliaments, as well as municipal authorities have endorsed when the Call of People’s Representatives Worldwide for the UN Binding Treaty (https://bindingtreaty.org). In view of the paramount importance of the 4th 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.

 

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