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

The first and second sessions of the OEIGWG were dedicated to conducting constructive deliberations on the content, scope, nature and form of a future international instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

The Chairperson-Rapporteur of the OEIGWG is currently preparing elements for a draft legally binding instrument, taking into consideration the discussions held during the first two sessions.  The third session of the working group will use these draft elements as a basis for substantive negotiations.

This third session will take place from 23-27 October 2017 in Room XX of the Palais des Nations, Geneva.  Interpretation will be provided in the six official United Nations languages.

Please regularly consult this webpage, as more information will be posted in due course.

If you have any questions, please contact igwg-tncs@ohchr.org.

Accreditation Procedure

Only UN Member and Observer States, specialized agencies and other international organizations, national human rights institutions with "A status" accreditation, and NGOs with ECOSOC consultative status may attend and participate in the public meetings of the OEIGWG. Others may be able to access the public gallery or side events during the session.

All accreditation requests must now be made online through UNOG’s Indico system.  Accreditation requirements vary depending on the entity you will be representing.  Please consult the relevant link below to find instructions on how to properly request accreditation:

Side Events

Conference rooms XXII, XXIII, and XXVII are reserved for side events for the duration of the third session. Entities entitled to attend and participate in the public meetings of the OEIGWG may also make proposals for side events of relevance to the work of the OEIGWG. Please note that while we will do our best to accommodate all proposals, we remain subject to certain time and space limitations.

Please submit proposals for side events by 9 October 2017 through this online form.