The seventh session of the OEIWGW will take place from 25 – 29 October 2021
Forthcoming: Open consultations on the implementation of resolution 26/9
At the final meeting of its sixth session, the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (OEIGWG) took note with appreciation of the recommendations of the Chair-Rapporteur and looked forward to the third revised draft legally binding instrument, the informal consultations, and the programme of work for its seventh session, which will be held from 25 to 29 October 2021, as a follow up to the implementation of the mandate of HRC resolution 26/9.
In that regard and in line with the Chair-Rapporteur's recommendation 43. (e) as contained in the report on the 6th session of the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (A/HRC/46/73), the Chair-Rapporteur will hold
two open informal consultations with Governments, regional groups, intergovernmental organizations, United Nations mechanisms, civil society and other relevant stakeholders, as one of the basis for the preparation of the third revised draft legally binding instrument. The two planned consultations will take place in accordance with the following details:
The agenda for the open consultations
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The two consultations will be a complement to the discussions held during the sixth session of the OEIGWG; the compilation of written statements; the two matrices compiling respectively (1) concrete textual suggestions, modifications, additional language and requests for deletions, as well as expression s of support, concerning the current provisions of the second revised draft legally binding instrument; and (2) general comments and requests of clarifications, in accordance with the Chair-Rapporteur's recommendation 43 (a)–(b); and other related activities undertaken by the Chairmanship in preparation of the seventh session of the OEIGWG.
The compilation of statements, as well as the two matrices mentioned above, can been found on the website of the OEIGWG at:
OHCHR | Session6 Sixth session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations
The participation of other relevant stakeholders in the consultations mentioned above will follow the procedure of the previous sessions of the OEIGWG, without prejudice to any additional information to be posted on the website of the Working Group.
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