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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights


Mandate

At its 26th session, on 26 June 2014, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 26/9 by which it decided “to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, whose mandate shall be to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.”

The Human Rights Council also decided that the first two sessions of the open-ended intergovernmental working group “shall be dedicated to conducting constructive deliberations on the content, scope, nature and form of the future international instrument.”

The first session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group was held from 6 to 10 July 2015 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

The second session will take place from 24-28 October 2016, also in the Palais des Nations, Geneva (room TBC). The provisional agenda, information concerning accreditation and other relevant documentation will be made available on this web page around the first week of September. Please find the call for inputs.

Further information concerning the programme and participation modalities for the second session will be made available in due course. Please note that the accreditation process is expected to remain similar (kindly refer to the Information Note for NGOs, which provides information on accreditation arrangements for the 1st session).

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