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​​​Second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

The second session took place from 24-28 October 2016, in Room XX of the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Room XXIV and Rooms E.3008 - E.3010 (behind Room XIX) will be at the disposal of NGO delegations for their use during the session.


LIVE WEBCAST AVAILABLE http://webtv.un.org/

See Provisional Agenda

See the REVISED Chair´s proposed draft Programme of Work for the Second Session

See Engagement note for NGOs

See list of Side-events

See written contributions received

Accreditation Procedure - Information Note for NGOs:
E | F | S

Engagement note for NGOs

Second session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

General Documentation

Second session - Written contributions*

Political and regional groups


International Organizations

Non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC consultative status

Other relevant stakeholders

* Please note that written contributions are posted as received from the submitting organizations - OHCHR is not responsible for the content. Kindly let us know at igwg-tncs@ohchr.org whether you would wish your contribution listed differently.

** Submissions from political and regional groups, States, international organizations and NGOs with ECOSOC consultative status will be attributed a conference room paper (CRP) number and cover page at a later stage.

*** Submissions from other stakeholders will be posted in due course.

**** No written copies will be distributed. Kindly bring with you any copies you wish to disseminate which can be placed at the back of the conference room.

Second session - Oral Statements and Presentations

Opening Statements

Oral Statements and Panel Presentations


Side events will only take place from 13h00 to 15h00 each day.

NGOs are requested to provide the Secretariat of the OEIWG with a complete list of guests and expert speakers at least 48 hours prior to the day of the meeting. Accordingly, for those not already accredited to attend the main OEIW session, “Parallel Event” badges will be issued on the day of the scheduled event, at the “Pregny Gate” security entrance, upon presentation of a valid identification paper.

Please be advised that the Secretariat does not provide interpretation for NGO parallel events. NGOs may bring their own interpreters, if they so wish, and inform the Secretariat of the OEIWG accordingly ahead of time. The use of cameras/videos during parallel events is not encouraged. Only journalists and camera-people accredited on a yearly basis with UNOG are allowed to use camera and video equipment.

NGO side-events

Side-events concept notes and flyers