Sunday 22 October 2017
Today's Events: Treaty Alliance Strategy Meeting
The Corporate Accountability Working Group of ESCR-Net (CAWG) participated today in a strategy meeting of the Treaty Alliance. The aim of the meeting was to coordinate activities with members and allies, in order to be in a strong position to engage constructively in the third session of the Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) that starts tomorrow.
CAWG’s engagement in this session builds on collective advocacy over recent years and its most recent collective submission which highlights key issues to consider in treaty negotiations, including preventing the prioritization of corporate interests over human rights (known as ‘corporate capture’), ensuring the centrality of women’s leadership and lived experiences, and taking positive measures to create enabling environments to support human rights defenders in carrying out their essential work.
- Press Conference – Launching of the Week of Peoples Mobilization and of the Treaty Alliance Statement. 11:45am – 1pm at UN Square.
For more information:
- Visit our website for key documents, collective advocacy and more information on our daily activity, including video interviews with ESCR-Net members and more.