Media Invite

20 August 2018

Indaba on a Legally Binding Instrument To Regulate The Activities Of Transnational Corporations

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), working jointly with ActionAid South Africa and supported by Lawyers for Human Rights and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), invite the media to an indaba and community visit aimed at soliciting views about South Africa’s role as co‐sponsor of the proposed Legally Binding Instrument To Regulate The Activities Of Transnational Corporations And Other Business Enterprises With Respect To Human Rights.

At its June 2014 session, the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 26/9 by which it decided to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, whose mandate shall be to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Participants at the indaba will include relevant National Government Departments, Chapter 9 institutions, trade unions, civil society organisations, business and a select group of international guests.

The media are invited as follows:

DAY ONE (Indaba)

Date: 21 August 2018

Venue: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess of Wales Terrace & Carse O'Gowrie Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg

Time: 08h30 - 17h00

DAY TWO (Community Day Visit - Mokopane, Limpopo)

Date: 22 August 2018

Venue: Mpamonyane Hall, Kwakwalata Mesopotamia, Mapela, Mokopane

Time: 07h30

Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838 or MabayaN@dirco.gov.za

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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