Mercy Global Concern

NGO Mining Working Group Sub-committee Meetings

Reports: October 24, 2017

MIA Global Action at the UN is a member of two sub-committees within the NGO Mining Working Group focusing on issues surrounding corporate accountability and the human right to water.

Key outcomes from sub-committee meetings this month involve following the UN treaty process on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. A particular focus will be: the intergovernmental sessions in Geneva in October 2017, the UN Global Compact, and specific cases of human rights and mining violations. Furthermore, the group seeks to provide input regarding the meeting of the High Level Water Panel at the UN Headquarters that happened this past week in New York. Many of the materials and outcomes will be highlighted at next year's High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development focusing on UN Member States that will be submitting Voluntary National Reviews.

Messages to: Angela Reed rsm - MIA Coordinator at the UN - Mercy Global Action

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