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COVID-19 crisis: Business at OECD & TUAC's responses

OECD policy leadership in times of global crisis

Both Business at OECD and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD are calling for policy leadership and international co-operation as a response to the COVID-19 global crisis, stating that: "It is now more important than ever that the OECD deliver the best policy advice both on short-term collective response measures, as well as the longer-term recovery plans that will soon need to be implemented".

Read the joint statement
Mapping out trade unions and social partners' responses

With the health crisis and the subsequent confinement measures taken, the economic and labour market implications are severe. Social partners and trade unions in OECD countries are issuing responses, agreements and calls for action. To provide best practice sharing in these critical times, these initiatives are listed by country 

Browse the initiatives by country
Business calls for urgent OECD action on trade policy response

Business at OECD outlines trade policy actions to minimize supply chain disruptions and address Covid-19 outbreak through a statement issued on 7 April to support OECD member and partner countries.

Read the statement

Check out the experience of some civil society organisations we co-operate with

Peter Robinson

USCIB President & CEO
"We believe in inclusive multilateralism, where all stakeholders have a seat at the table together. OECD is a leader in that respect, and that's one reason business is committed to OECD".

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Richard Trumka

TUAC & AFL-CIO President
"We hope the OECD will bring its leadership to the task of ensuring that the challenges of technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy are managed in ways that lead to working people enjoying better lives and a fair share of the wealth we create."

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Marian G. Ingrams

OECD Watch Coordinator, SOMO researcher
"Our engagement with the OECD has helped improve the functioning of some National Contact Points and strengthen standards for responsible business conduct under the OECD Guidelines and due diligence guidances".

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Marian G. Ingrams
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Marc Rotenberg

CSISAC Steering Group, former EPIC President
"The rapid deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) raises profound challenges to democracy. The OECD AI Guidelines are the first international policy framework to help ensure fairness, accountability and transparency in the use of AI".

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Marc Rotenberg
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Wolfgang Jamann

ICSC Executive Director
"Alliances can remind large multilateral institutions like the OECD that they are accountable and responsible for their actions and results towards the citizens of their member countries, many of which have given CSOs the mandate to speak up for them".

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Wolfgang Jamann
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Jeremy Wates

EEB Secretary General
"OECD deliberations, at the interface between environment and economy, are of particular interest and value to all concerned to find ways of reducing humankind’s environmental footprint and moving swiftly towards a one-planet economy”.

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Jeremy Wates
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