24 October 2017 @ 16:00 – 19:00
WCC (for details, please enquire at organizer)


A report of the workshop can be ordered at the G2H2 secretariat.
See: G2H2 working group on “Global health and coorporate power”



“From 23-27 October 2017, the third Session of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group to draft a binding treaty to regulate multinationals and other businesses will be held in Geneva. Since the approval of the resolution by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 2014, the mobilization of organizations and social movements around this process has expanded greatly.

A wide range of organizations believe that this binding treaty is a necessary tool to stop the corporate impunity, as it would allow affected communities to have access to justice and, consequently, counter the increasing power of corporations. As in the previous years, a Week of civil society Mobilization will take place in Geneva from 23-27 October.

Even though the field of health is one of the most affected by corporate action, however, the organizations committed to the fulfillment of the right to health have been underrepresented throughout this process.  With this in mind, we invite civil society colleagues interested in this process to our workshop “Role of transnational corporations and the right to health”. Our intention in organizing this meeting is to close the links between organizations committed to the right to health and the process of a negotiation of binding treaty in the scope of the UNHRC.

Our aim is to gather a small number of organizations with a solid record in the defense of the right to health and to present the binding treaty process, in order to seek ways to connect agendas and identify overlaps and opportunities for joint action between such organizations.

For the organizers:

Brid Brennan – TNI
Pedro Villardi – ABIA/GTPI/Rebrip
Flavio Valente – FIAN International
Thomas Schwarz – G2H2″
Source: G2H2 working group on “Global health and coorporate power”

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