Areas of Engagement


Timed to coincide with the UN Member State negotiations to establish a legally binding instrument to regulate activities by Transnational Corporations, the Treaty Alliance mobilizes in and out Palais des Nations and calls for action.

Launched at FAO Headquarters, the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2016 warns seeds and biodiversity are under threat as a result of the increasing corporate capture and the states’ neglect. Press release here

Statement of the Treaty Alliance on the 2nd session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises (TNCsOBEs)

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Open Letter to the President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and to the Heads of States in the Americas 

by Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern, 18 September 2016 | The Group of 20 Leaders (G20 or “the Leaders”), under the presidency of China, held their yearly Summit in the city of Hangzhou (China), on September 4-5, 2016.

Over the course of the last years, the international debate surrounding the environmental, social and human rights responsibilities of corporations has gained momentum. Not least, growing public criticism of transnational corporations and banks has contributed to this debate.

Over the year 2015, significant challenges and opportunities emerged to protect and advance the constitutional promise of integrity. These opportunities were availed and experienced across the board by citizens, leaders as well as the private sector grappled with the rising cases of grand corruption across many state departments.

UNCTAD 14 Civil Society Forum – Concluding statement at closing ceremony (Download PDF)

H.E. President of Kenya, H.E. President of UNCTAD XIV, H.E. Secretary General of UNCTAD, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to begin by extending our gratitude to the government of Kenya for hosting the CSO Forum, thereby continuing UNCTAD’s longstanding tradition of cooperation with civil society.

State of East Africa Report 2016 Consolidating Misery? The political economy of inequalities

For Immediate Release, July 14, 2016      

Contacts:Deborah James, or Jason Braganza,