Evian, 3 June 2003. G8 Summit Declaration cites the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in supporting sustainable economic growth and creating an environment in which business can act responsibly.
The question of the scope of the Guidelines was raised during the NCP meetings, consultations with BIAC, TUAC and NGOs and the Roundtable in 2002.
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.
Special Focus: Responsible Supply Chain Management. This book provides an account of what the 37 adhering governments have been doing to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.
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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Summary of the discussion from the Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility which was held on 19 June 2002. It forms part of the publication "OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises -- Annual Report 2002".
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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.