The second session of the Working Group on Transnational Corporations was held from 24 to 28 October at the United Nations in Geneva. In this context and in support of the victims of violations committed by multinationals, the CETIM co-organized with the Global Campaign two days of information and awareness-raising at the Place des Nations as well as a demonstration in town. Conferences were also held, attended by many.
Information stands run by militants engaged in the struggle against multinationals’ impunity occupied the Place des Nations for two days. Workshops open to the public offered subjects such as the extractive industry, the right to water, the architecture of impunity and global distribution chains.
A public conference, “In the name of profit, anything goes?” filled the hall on 26 October at Geneva’s Maison des Associations. The panelists presented an overview of the European and United Nations initiatives for multinational regulation.
A demonstration in town drew many representatives of the Global Campaign. Starting from the Place Bel-Air, they marched to the Eaux-Vives neighborhood. By this action, the participants gave visibility to the work of the CETIM and its partners in their fight against multinationals’ impunity.