26 June 2014 - OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France
Welcomed by the OECD Secretary-General, more than 60 ministers and high-level participants met to address how to integrate principles of responsible business conduct throughout government policies to protect internationally recognised fundamental rights and to ensure good governance, fair regulations, and transparency.
Ministers discussed how to work toward a global level-playing field, while at the same time calling on businesses to acknowledge that their freedom to operate globally also carries a responsibility for their impact locally. In particular they explored the challenges and opportunities in the extractive and textile sectors.
The Ministers and high-level participants agreed on the first ever Ministerial Communiqué on Responsible Business Conduct.
This informal ministerial meeting took place on the occasion of the 2nd Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct in Paris on 26-27 June 2014.