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This document reproduces the basic texts of the OECD Declaration and Decisions on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises and its four inter-related elements. All parts of the Declaration are subject to periodical reviews. The most recent review - completed in May 2011 - concerned the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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The 2011 OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are far reaching recommendations for responsible business conduct that 42 adhering governments encourage their enterprises to observe wherever they operate.
This page reproduces the text of the Declaration which was first adopted by the Governments of OECD Member countries on 21 June 1976. It was reviewed in 1979, 1984, 1991, 2000 and 2011.
The updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises were adopted on 25 May 2011. This page provides access to the text, implementation procedures, commentaries and related documents.
Most G20 governments have put in place new restrictive trade measures over the past six months but have on the whole honoured their pledge to keep international investment open in the wake of the crisis.
Harnessing Freedom of Investment for Green Growth addresses how the international investment policy community can help countries achieve green growth.
This ICGLR-OECD-UN meeting focused on implementation of the OECD-UN due diligence recommendations for responsible mineral supply chains.
The working group meeting on due diligence in the gold supply chain discussed specific due diligence recommendations tailored to the various actors in the gold supply chain.
This meeting explored ways to accelerate existing reforms for the improvement of the investment climate in Africa. It also identified key challenges and conditions for increased investment in sectors crucial to reinforcing Africa's productive capacities.
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This report covers investment measures taken between 16 September 2010 and 15 February 2011. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 14 June and 4 November 2010, respectively, in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.