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24 Oct 2022

8th Session of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on a proposed treaty on business and human rights

The 8th session of the UN open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG) took place on 24-28 October 2022 in Geneva.

The Third Revised Draft and the concrete textual proposals submitted by States during the 7th session served as the basis for the discussions at the IGWG meeting. Prior to the session, the Chair also shared suggested proposals for amendments to several articles to facilitate the discussion.

In November 2022, after the 8th Session had ended, the Chair announced the release of the commentary on the informal proposals delivered at the 8th session (available in Spanish here), and a table that shows where elements of the third revised draft can be found in the informal proposals.

Recordings of the 8th session of the IGWG are available here on UN tv.

The draft report was adopted on 28 October and is available here.

Taking stock: Reflections on the progress of the UN Binding Treaty

Read our series of reflections from civil society organisations, academia and governments on the treaty process so far.

Must-haves for the session

Draft report on the 8th session

Draft report on the 8th session of the IGWG adopted on 28 October 2022.

Real-time updates to the 3rd revised draft text

Document of real-time updates to the 3rd revised draft text during the 8th session.

Programme of work

Programme of work for the 8th session of the IGWG.

Text of the 3rd revised draft with the concrete textual proposals by Govts.

Complete text of the 3rd revised draft with the concrete textual proposals submitted by States during the 7th session of the IGWG.

Suggested Chair proposals for select articles

The Chair suggested proposals for amendments to several articles to facilitate the discussion.

OHCHR dedicated page

Information & documents, including written statements, on the 8th session of the IGWG.

Timeline