Key Actions You Can Take Now to Support a
#BindingTreaty to #StopCorporateAbuse
Ask your government and politicians to support the Treaty
You can use this template letter as a draft - altering it to include whatever text you want to write to your government. The most relevant government offices would be the foreign office and the prime minister/president. You can also use the letter to ask politicians to publicly support the treaty process.
Business & Human Rights, IT'S NOW!
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Twitter accounts of some EU Member States (In bold are the members of the HRC, October 2017):
- EEAS: @EU_UNGeneva
- Belgium: @BELatUNGeneva
- Cyprus: @UN_CYPRUS
- Denmark: @DKUNmisgva
- Finland: @FinlandGeneva
- France: @FranceONUGeneve
- Germany: @GermanyUNGeneva
- Greek mission: @GRUN_NY
- Ireland: @irishmissionun
- Italy: @ItalyUN_Geneva
- Latvia: @LatviaUN_Geneva
- Luxembourg: @luxembourgUN
- Netherlands: @NLinGeneva
- Poland: PLMissionGeneva
- Sweden: @SwedenGeneva
- UK: @UKMissionGeneva
- Switzerland: @swiss_un
- Norway: @NorwayinGeneva
We need a #BindingTreaty to ensure that communities affected by TNC crimes access justice. + link to video
Connect with mainstream media
You can use the template press statement we've designed to help groups - change whatever information you like and be sure to include the reasons why a treaty is really important for your country (for example, include reference to any major well known corporate human rights abuses going on in your country). You can also use the press statement to ask parliamentarians to publicly support the treaty process.
Demand that your government stop corporate capture
Write to you Government to ask them to include a Conflict of Interest provision into the treaty that will help stop corporations wielding undue influence over states when they develop national laws and policies designed to protect human rights. You can use the draft template letter we have developed to help you develop the letter.
Connect with the UN Intergovernmental Working Group
The Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) has a dedicated webpage on the website of the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights. You can find information on this session of the IGWG on this webpage. The IGWG can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For a link to the UN Human Rights Council resolution that established the IGWG, you can find that on this webpage.
Join us for the 3rd IGWG session - 23-27 October 2017
The next session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Treaty, taking place on 23-27 October in Geneva, is fast approaching. We invite you to join us, share with us your own plans, and strengthen the efforts by the Treaty Alliance towards this key moment! Follow updates from the Treaty Alliance on twitter at: @TreatyAlliance and contact us at email@example.com
Form a national Treaty Alliance
Join with other civil society groups and activists in your country to plan some activities together. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out who is active near you. We can help you prepare for national actions, provide information for anyone to use for advocacy activities in your own country, and prepare you for media interviews and government meetings. For more information please email: email@example.com.
Join the Week of Mobilisation, Oct 23-27 2017, Geneva
We have a lot of activities planned in Geneva in October so make sure you write to us if you are planning to come! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow updates from the Treaty Alliance on twitter at: @TreatyAlliance
Share on Social Media
We need a #BindingTreaty to #StopCorporateAbuse. Say NO to corporate human rights abuses http://www.treatymovement.com/statement
#Resist #TNCs destruction of the environment, #landgrabing & #slavelabor. http://www.treatymovement.com/statement
Our Government must protect us from #CorporateAbuse and engage @ Oct #BindingTreaty negotiations http://www.treatymovement.com/statement
Governments: STOP #CorporateCapture of our societies @ October UN #IGWG Treaty negotiations: http://tinyurl.com/yahuywqr
Negotiations on a #BindingTreaty are around the corner, our future is at stake. Join the mobilization! http://www.treatymovement.com/statement