This year’s ACCA General Assembly, hosted in partnership with the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), is taking place in Pretoria, South Africa, from 14 – 16 November 2017. The ACCA General Assembly is the meeting ground on the African continent for African CSOs who share ACCA’s purpose of supporting African communities and individuals whose human rights are adversely impacted daily by the activities of corporations, both multi-national and domestic, as well as states in the context of business and human rights.
The objectives for this year’s GA include the presentation and adoption of ACCA reports on FPIC and access to remedy, hosting capacity building sessions on the use of video in advocacy efforts, having ACCA work stream consultations, and further strengthening relationships between members.
The 2017 GA will see the participation of affected community representatives who will actively participate in the consultation sessions and network with the different civil society representatives. Mr. Dante Pesce, who is a member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, will give the key-note address at this year’s GA and engage with the membership on pertinent corporate accountability issues.
We look forward to hosting all the participants at this year’s GA.