Opening of Session - 3rd Session of Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations
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Item 1. Opening of the session

Debate: Reflections on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on on Business and Human Rights


Item1.Opening of the Session

–Video Message by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

– Statement by the President of the Human Rights Council, H.E. Joaquín Maza Martelli

– Statement by Peggy Hicks, Director, TSPREDD(OHCHR)

Item2.Election of the Chairperson-Rapporteur

- Statement by the Chairperson-Rapporteur

Item.3 Adoption of the agenda and programme of work

Item.4. Plenary discussions in accordance with the programme of work

– Presentation by keynote Speakers

-H.E. María Fernanda Espinosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, and former Chairperson–Rapporteur of the intergovernmental Open-ended Working Group

-Dominique Potier, Member of the French National Assembly

- General Statements

Debate: Reflections on the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other relevant international, regional and national frameworks Discussion