Corporate power is running amok. That’s true in the United States where Donald Trump is expanding and entrenching corporate power. And it’s true around the globe, where many transnational corporations (TNCs) rake in more in profits than the entire economies of countries they operate in. That vast wealth and power means that corporations can get away with terrible abuses with impunity. This unchecked corporate power is harming people’s lives and livelihoods the world over.
But we can take a powerful step forward to turn the tide: Countries are unifying behind a historic treaty to hold corporations accountable for gross human rights abuses. And they’re meeting next week in Geneva to negotiate the next draft of the treaty.
That’s why, today, we’re joining with our allies at the Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, to support this treaty with a global day of action.
Despite the magnitude of the human suffering that unchecked corporate power causes, there’s no international law that holds TNCs directly accountable across borders. That allows massive corporations to avoid accountability.
The U.N. treaty on corporate abuse and human rights (known as the TNC treaty) provides a singular opportunity to shift power away from corporations’ clutches and into the hands of people.
This treaty could save millions of lives. Transform people’s health and well-being. Protect precious places all over the planet. And we know it because we’ve seen it work before, through the global tobacco treaty.
But the world’s most abusive corporations are intent on shutting down the treaty process. We need you with us to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Join the global day of action and show your support for the TNC treaty. With people from around the world speaking up, we can show government delegates that there is undeniable support to hold corporations accountable.