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  • 10-April-2012

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    OECD calls for reform of governance of state-owned firms in the Middle East and North Africa

    Middle Eastern and North African countries should reform the governance of their state-owned enterprises to bring about greater public accountability and improve their efficiency, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-April-2012

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    Improving corporate governance in the Middle East and North Africa - OECD conference and report, 10 April 2012

    To reduce corruption and restore confidence in public institutions in the wake of the Arab Spring, governments in the Middle East and North Africa should improve the management and oversight of state-owned enterprises, which often play a major role in their economies.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    New OECD guidelines to protect human rights and social development

    Ministers from OECD and developing economies will today agree new guidelines to promote more responsible international business conduct by multinational enterprises, and a second set of guidelines to limit the use of conflict minerals.

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  • 13-December-2010

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    OECD-GRI partnership to help multinational companies operate responsibly

    Companies worldwide will be given greater guidance and support on how to conduct their business responsibly and report on their sustainability performance thanks to a partnership between the Global Reporting Initiative and OECD.

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  • 4-October-2010

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    OECD standards taken up in fight against conflict minerals

    The OECD Guidance for Responsible Supply Chain Management of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas was endorsed by the ICGLR on 30 September 2010 and will be put forward for adoption at the ICGLR’s Special Summit of Heads of States on 19 November 2010 as part of a package of tools designed to improve transparency and accountability in the minerals sector.

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  • 27-October-2009

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    UN Global Compact and OECD intensify collaboration

    (New York/Paris, 27 October 2009) – The United Nations Global Compact and the OECD have recently begun to enhance their collaborative efforts, particularly in countries that have both Global Compact Local Networks and National Contact Points NCPs on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

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  • 7-September-2009

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    Corporate governance in Asia – conference and press briefing – Manila, the Philippines, 9 September 2009

    The financial crisis revealed serious shortcomings in corporate governance around the world. What lessons can companies and regulators learn from the crisis? And what role can they play in improving global governance standards to help rebuild trust and confidence in financial markets?

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  • 16-February-2009

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    OECD’s Gurría welcomes G7 move to establish set of ethical principles on global business

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.

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  • 7-September-2005

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    China needs far-reaching reforms in public and corporate governance, OECD says

    China needs to make wide-ranging changes in the way it runs its public and private sectors if it is to continue on a stable growth path leading to full integration into the world economy, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 3-June-2003

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    G8 Summit Declaration cites the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    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.

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