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Sessions of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Please note that the sessions are closed to the public, except for specific "open consultations" that are indicated on this website.


Dates of the 2014 sessions of the Working Group

  • 7th session: Geneva, 17-21 February 2014
  • 8th session: Geneva, 5-9 May 2014
  • 9th session: Geneva, 24-28 November 2014

7th session

The Working Group held its seventh session from 17-21 February 2014 in Geneva.

Read the Outcome Document

The Working Group held an Open Consultation on Thursday 20 February 2014 (from 15:00 to 18:00 in Room XVIII, Palais des Nations

Title: "The strategic elements of national action plans in the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights"


8th session

The Working Group held its 8th session from 5-9 May 2014 in Geneva.


9th Session

The Working Group holds its 9th session from 24-28 November 2014 in Geneva.

During the session, the Working Group is convening separate meetings with States, CSOs and Business. These are not open to the general public:

  • Business enterprises: 27 November (10:00-11:15) in Room XI, Palais des Nations
  • States: 27 November (11:30-13:00) in Room XI, Palais des Nations
  • Civil society organisations: 27 November (15:00-16:30) in Room XI, Palais des Nations

Stakeholders may also submit written input to: wg-business@ohchr.org

Registration: To attend the consultation in person, please fill in the registration form and send it by Tuesday 25 November at the latest to registrationwgbusiness@ohchr.org. Please fill in the name of the organisation/agency that you represent (put “independent” if coming in your own capacity). Under participation category if you do not belong to any of the categories and your organisation does not have ECOSOC status, kindly indicate “Other”. Please complete your personal details. There is no need to provide a photo.

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