What is the Treaty Alliance?

An alliance of committed networks and campaign groups around the world are joining to collectively help organise advocacy activities in support of developing a binding international instrument to address human rights abuses committed by transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Some of the groups involved include: CETIM, CIDSEDismantle Corporate Power CampaignESCR-NetFIANFIDHFranciscans InternationalFriends of the Earth InternationalIBFAN-GIFA, Indonesia Global JusticeInternational Commission of Jurists, Legal Resources Center, PAN APTransnational Institute, TUCA.

Treaty Alliance Releases Statement for the 2nd IGWG Session

The Treaty Alliance has released it's fourth statement to coincide with the 2nd meeting of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises (TNC-OBE).  See the full statement here.

See the calendar of side events organized by members of the Treaty Alliance during the session and, visit the IGWG website for information about the proposed program and participation modalities.

Treaty Alliance Adopts Position on Corporate Capture: 
UN Treaty Must Address Corporate Capture

The Treaty Alliance has called on civil society organisations (CSOs) everywhere to take action to combat corporate capture. At the recent treaty Alliance gathering in Brazil they particularly called on CSOs to demand that the forthcoming United Nations (UN) binding treaty contain strong provisions that prohibit the interference of corporations in the process of forming and implementing laws and policies, as well as administering justice, at all national and international levels. 

Read the full statement here.  


We call States to participate actively in upcoming negotiations of the international treaty to ensure protection of human rights from the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises

This statement is also available in SpanishFrenchArabicPortugueseBahasa, HUNGARIAN and Italian

Why do we need a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights?

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