13 October > 20 October

Geneva, Switzerland

Save the date ! Week of peoples mobilisation

Join us in Geneva from Oct 13 to 20, 2018

2018 will be a decisive year for the Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights!
Be there to reclaim peoples rights over investors and corporate profits and impunity

Who we are?

The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity (Global Campaign) is a network of over 200 social movements, networks, organisations and affected communities resisting the land grabs, extractive mining, exploitative wages and environmental destruction of transnational corporations (TNCs) in different global regions, particularly Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Campaign is a peoples global structural response to unaccountable corporate power. It provides facilitation for dialogue, strategizing, exchanging information and experiences and acts as a space to make resistance visible and deepen solidarity and support for struggles against TNCs. At the same time the Campaign:

The Week of Peoples Mobilisation in Geneva (13 – 20 October 2018) coincides with the 4th Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group mandated to develop a UN Binding Treaty on Transnational Corporations and other business enterprises with respect to Human Rights (OEIGWG). As in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 we are back in Geneva in order to continue pressuring governments to keep the process of building the Binding Treaty and moving forward.


What are we planning?

  • At the UN Square: we will launch the Week of Peoples Mobilisation jointly with representatives of the Global Inter-Parliamentary network, affected communities, movements, trade unions and other networks and organisations. We will also organise Workshops under the Tent of the Global Campaign.
  • Inside the UN: as in other years, there will be coordinated participation inside the OEIGWG Plenary, where we will be seeking in particular testimonies of affected communities, both in Side Events and in focussed advocacy with governments.
  • In the city of Geneva: in coordination with the local University Students Union (Conférence Universitaire des Associations d’Etudiant/Es – CUAE), with local organisations and movements, we’ll co-organise 3 Public Events at the University of Geneva and the Maison des Associations, and participate in a Public Demonstration for Climate Justice.

More information on the process : https://www.stopcorporateimpunity.org/binding-treaty-un-process/

See at this link the official programme of the OEIGWG 4th Session


Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity

Programme of the Week of Peoples Mobilisation (13-20 October 2018, Geneva)

Date Time Topic Venue
Friday 12 Oct 18h15-20h30 Public Conference: Peoples analysis and responses to confront Green Capitalism towards Climate Justice University of Geneva (Uni-Mail, Salle R060)
Saturday 13 Oct 13h30-16h Participation at the Marche Climat 2018, convened by Swiss organisations to reclaim Climate Justice Rue du Mont-Blanc, zone piétonne (Genève)
Monday 15 Oct 12h Press Conference of the Global Campaign and Launch of the Week of Peoples Mobilisation Tent (Place des Nations)
Monday 15 Oct 13h-15h Side Event with Parliamentarians Palais des Nations (Room : XXIII)
Monday 15 Oct 16h-18h30 Workshop: Privatisation of Democracy Tent of the Global Campaign at UN Square
Monday 15 Oct All day Advocacy activities/Oral interventions Palais des Nations
Tuesday 16 Oct 9h30-11h30 Workshop: Industry of Walls and security Tent (Place des Nations)
Tuesday 16 Oct 13h-15h Side Event: Upholding the OEIGWG Mandate for the Legally Binding Instrument. Comments on “Draft Zero” Palais des Nations (Room : XXIII)
Tuesday 16 Oct 16h-17h30 Workshop: Trade & Investment Regime Tent (Place des Nations)
Tuesday 16 Oct 8h-19h30 Workshop: Cities. Rigths to housing, water, public services, alternatives Tent (Place des Nations)
Tuesday 16 Oct 19h30 ublic Conference: Private international arbitration tribunals a danger to Peoples Sovereignty. The case of Chevron in the Ecuadorian Amazon Maison des Associations (Rue des Savoises, 15)
Tuesday 16 Oct All day Advocacy activities/Oral interventions Palais des Nations
Wednesday 17 Oct 9h-11h30 Workshop: Energy Sovereignty and Climate Justice Tent (Place des Nations)
Wednesday 17 Oct 12h30-14h30 Workshop: Mining and alternatives Palais des Nations
Wednesday 17 Oct 15h30-17h00 Workshop: Water & TNCs Tent (Place des Nations)
Wednesday 17 Oct 18h-20h Workshop: Food Sovereignty Tent (Place des Nations)
Wednesday 17 Oct All day Advocacy activities/Oral interventions Palais des Nations
Thursday 18 Oct 9h-11h30 Workshop: Work and migration Tent (Place des Nations)
Thursday 18 Oct 13h-15h Side Event organised by the Global Campaign. Affected Communities and Access to Justice Palais des Nations (Room: XXIII)
Thursday 18 Oct 16h-18h Workshop: Health and TNCs Tent (Place des Nations)
Thursday 18 Oct All day Advocacy activities/Oral interventions Palais des Nations
Thursday 18 Oct 19h30 Public Conference: “Devant l’assaut des multinationales, organisons nos luttes” University of Geneva (UNI-Mails, Salle MR290)
Friday 19 Oct Afternoon Advocacy activities/Oral interventions Palais des Nations

Contact:
campaign @ stopcorporateimpunity.org
m.vargas @ tni.org

Press contact:
soltrumbovila @ tni.org

Follow us:
Twitter: @StopTNCimpunity
Facebook: @stopcorporateimpunity
#BindingTreaty #StopCorporateImpunity


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