“The first and second sessions of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (OEIGWG) were dedicated to conducting constructive deliberations on the content, scope, nature and form of a future international instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. During the third session, the Working Group discussed elements for a draft legally binding instrument prepared by the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the OEIGWG taking into consideration the discussions held during the first two sessions.
Based on these previous sessions, as well as a series of open informal consultations held in 2018, the Permanent Mission of Ecuador, on behalf of the Chairmanship of the OEIGWG, has prepared a draft legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. The fourth session of the Working Group will use this draft as a basis for negotiations.
This fourth session of the OEIGWG will take place on 15-19 October 2018 in Room XX of the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Interpretation will be provided in the six official United Nations languages.”