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1 Sep 2016

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Treaty Alliance

Statement of the Treaty Alliance on the 2nd session of the IGWG

The members of the Treaty Alliance, in preparation of the 2nd session of the Intergovernmental Working Group (Working Group) on a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises (TNCsOBEs), from 24 to 28 October, 2016, call on the international community, each government individually and civil society in all countries to engage in a major effort to support the Working Group.  The growing mobilization of civil society organizations, including social movements, indigenous groups and local communities, as well as workers and their unions in the North and the South, in support of the international treaty process, reflects widespread demands for fair and robust regulation of TNCsOBEs. People urge all States, working together and individually, to meet their obligations to protect human rights against powerful TNCs-OBEs....The Treaty Alliance appreciates that a good number of States and civil society organizations are already participating in the negotiation process, but the contribution of many more is necessary for the process to succeed...The growing mobilization of civil society organizations, including social movements, indigenous groups and local communities, as well as workers and their unions in the North and the South, in support of the international treaty process, reflects widespread demands for fair and robust regulation of TNCsOBEs...

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