The next InterGovernmental Working Group (IGWG) on the UN Treaty for business in relation to human rights will take place in October 2018. As a preparation, there are currently four informal consultations organised by Ecuador in its capacity of Chair-Rapporteur. These consultations, together with other relevant documents and reports of meetings and sessions will be the basis of a zero draft for the UN treaty.
The Treaty Alliance, a broad platform of civil society organisations and social movements in support of the UN Treaty have written an open letter which is signed by almost 200 organisations. In this letter the organisations call on all UN Member States to engage actively and constructively in negotiations of the UN Treaty to improve the human rights of communities and people affected by the operations of TNCs, and to put an end to corporate impunity for human rights abuses.