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OECD Forum 2015, 2-3 June, Paris

Civil Society Newsletter March

Launch of the OECD Foreign Bribery Report, 2 December, Paris 

OECD Eurasia Week, 24-27 November 2014, Paris

Civil Society Newsletter October 2014

‌2nd Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, 26-27 June 2014, Paris

Global Forum on Public Governance - Women's Leadership in Public Life
2-4 April 2014, Paris

OECD Integrity Week, 17-21 March 2014, Paris

The OECD and Civil Society

The OECD has been working with civil society since it was founded. Since then the size, scope, and capacity of civil society has increased dramatically. The OECD’s engagement with civil society has expanded too, and both parties to this dialogue benefit: the public’s interest in globalisation is taken into account in the OECD’s work, and OECD analysis is stronger when they include the perspectives of CSOs. 

OECD activities with civil society:

  • Public consultations: Many OECD directorates hold regular consultations with civil society on developing or reviewing OECD work. Online consultations have broadened public participation in OECD’s work. CSOs are also active in implementing and monitoring products of the OECD’s work (more)
  • Fora and workshops (including the OECD Forum) are convened at the OECD and around the world to elicit stakeholders’—including civil society—opinions. 
  • OECD Centres (in BerlinMexico CityTokyo and Washington DC) offer a place to meet with civil society.

Relations with Business and Labour

Formal relations between the OECD and representatives of business and industry and of trade unions in member countries are conducted through two Organisations officially recognised by the OECD Council. These are the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC). Both contribute to most areas of the Organisation's work through policy dialogue and consultations.

Consultations with BIAC and TUAC are a regular and systematic part of most OECD committees' work. In addition annual consultations with BIAC and TUAC take place within the framework of the Liaison Committee of the OECD Council, which is chaired by the Secretary-General and open to all member countries. The OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) Bureau also consult annually with BIAC and TUAC ahead of the MCM. Since 2010, BIAC and TUAC have participated fully in the MCM.

Civil Society Newsletters

OECD Civil Society Newsletter 36 March 2015

OECD Civil Society Newsletter 35 December 2014

OECD Civil Society Newsletter 34 October 2014

OECD Civil Society Newsletter 33 June 2014

OECD Civil Society Newsletter 32 March 2014

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Consultations and calls for contributions

2015

 
8 May 2015 Online consultation on Youth Well-being. Open 30 March - 8 May to all with an interest in these questions, including young people themselves. If you represent an organisation working on relevant youth well-being issues and would be interested in partnering in this consultation, please email info@wikiprogress.org
17 Feb 2015 Public Consultation on Action 4 (Interest deductions and other financial payments) of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project (registration open).
19-20 Mar 2015 Public Consultation on Action 10 (Transfer Pricing/Intra-group services) of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project (registration will open soon).
23 Jan 2015 Public Consultation on Action 14 (Interest deductions and other financial payments) of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project (registration closed)
22 Jan 2015 Public Consultation meeting on Action 6 (Prevent treaty abuse) of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project.
21 Jan 2015 Public Consultation meeting on Action 7 (Prevent the Artificial Avoidance of PE Status) of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project.
14 Jan 2015 Deadline for comments on the Discussion Draft on Action 10 (Transfer Pricing/Intra-group services) of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project.
9 Jan 2015 Deadline for comments on the Discussion Draft on Action 7 (Prevent the Artificial Avoidance of PE Status) of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project.
9 Jan 2015 Deadline for comments on the Discussion Draft on Action 6 (Prevent treaty abuse) of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project.
4 Jan 2015 Public consultation on the 2014 Review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

Guidelines for Online Public Consultation

Upcoming events and publications

Contacts

 civilsociety@oecd.org

 

 

 

 

 

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