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This Expert Meeting, organised in co-operation with UNCITRAL, took place in Vienna, Austria, on 25 June 2003.
The OECD's work on Disclosure and Accounting Reform focused on the creation of two regional fora for the nascent accountancy associations: the International Regional Federation of Accountants and Auditors, in Eurasia (IRFAA) and the South Eastern European Partnership on Accountancy Development (SEEPAD).
The Second Forum for Asian Insolvency Reform (FAIR) took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on 16 - 17 December 2002. The Forum was organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), AusAid and the Asian Development Bank, in partnership with the World Bank and the Japanese government. Itwas hosted by the Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Thailand.
In June 1999, the OECD, in co-operation with USAID, helped constitute a regional federation of NIS accounting and audit associations: The Regional Federation of Accountants and Auditors - Eurasia. December 2002 saw the end of OECD involvement in this project.
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Good governance goes beyond common sense. It is a key part of the contract that underpins economic growth in a market economy. The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are two essential instruments for ensuring that this contract is honoured.
The conference on "Privatisation, Employment and Employees", co-hosted by the OECD and the Turkish Privatisation Administration took place in Istanbul on October 10-11, 2002.
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This builds on the report "Behind the Corporate Veil: Using Corporate Entities for Illicit Purposes." It will be useful for national self-assessments and international bodies seeking to prevent the misuse of corporate entities for illicit purposes.
Between 1995 and 2001, the OECD reported and analysed privatisation activities and trends in the OECD member countries. These reports, which were issued annually, provide information on privatisation proceeds by country, method of transaction, sectoral makeup of activities and discuss the key factors shaping the trends.
In December 1999, the OECD in co-operation with USAID helped establish the South Eastern European Partnership on Accountancy Development (SEEPAD). SEEPAD held its first General Assembly meeting as a formally constituted body in Bucharest Romania on 19-20 June 2002. Following the successful constitution of this body, the OECD is no longer directly involved in the work of this organisation.
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The OECD Council at Ministerial level met on 15-16 May 2002, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt of Belgium, assisted by the vice-chairs from Spain, Mr. Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo, Vice-President of the Government and Ministe...