Binding Treaty Indaba

Convention | 18-19 September | Johannesburg, Gauteng

At it's 26th session in June 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted resolution 26/9, sponsored by Ecuador and South Africa, by which it agreed to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group (IGWG) in order to elaborate an international, legally-bing=ding instrument to regulate the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights.

This October, the IGWG, states and civil society organisations will meet in Geneva for the fifth time to consider and negotiate a newly revised version of the draft treaty.

In anticipation of that session, civil society organisations, in partnership with government representatives, human rights institutions, trade unions, business, and foreign state representatives, invite all stakeholders and interested parties to participate in a national convening to learn about and substantively engage in the text of the draft treaty, with a view towards ensuring that the perspectives of key Southern Africa stakeholder constituents are reflected at the upcoming negotiations.

Please RSVP to Sandile Ndelu at [email protected] if you would like to attend.