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The UN-OECD-NEPAD have joined forces to improve international and regional co-operation for growth and development in Africa. This partnership and the first results of their joint work were launched at a public briefing at UN Headquarters in New York on 11 October 2010.
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Organised in Paris on 5 October 2010, discussions at this roundtable focused on recent investment policy developments in Canada and South Korea, country responses to Argentina’s position on payment of ICSID arbitral debt, recent annulments of awards under ICSID and green growth and international investment law.
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Credit ratings provide an opinion on the relative ability and willingness of parties with debt obligations to meet financial commitments. They have three functions: to measure the credit risk of the issuer, to provide a means of comparison and to provide a common standard. The credit rating market is a natural oligopoly, with three Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) accounting for more than 90% of the market.
The recent financial crisis
The annual meetings of the OECD Working Party on Public Debt Management bring together debt managers from OECD countries to discuss topical issues relating to debt management operations and government bond markets
This consultation with Professor John Ruggie discussed the potential role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in the operationalisation of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework.