Nairobi, 12 September, 2021 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Kenya are urging Members of Parliament (MPs) to pressurize the government to “actively participate” in the planned United Nations (UN) Binding Treaty negotiations.
The 2021 UN Binding Treaty negotiations is expected to take place in Geneva, Switzerland from November 25 to 29.
In a message presented to the Partnership and Diplomacy Legislative closed-door meetings with the National Assembly Departmental Committee Environment and Natural Resource, members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) make a humble request to legislators in Kenya.
“We humbly request the Departmental Committee of Environment and Natural Resource to lobby the Kenya Government and urge them to actively participate in 2021 United Nations Binding Treaty deliberations,” KCCB members say.
In the message presented by KCCB Chairman for the Commission for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, Bishop John Oballa Owaa, the Catholic Church leaders say a treaty regulating activities of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) will benefit both local communities and investors.