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Governments in the Middle East and North Africa increasingly recognise that gender equality - encouraging the talents, skills, education and productivity of all their citizens, including women - will make their countries stronger.
The Guidelines are supported by a unique implementation mechanism of National Contact Points which assists enterprises and their stakeholders to take appropriate measures to further the objectives of the Guidelines
On 16 April 2010, Peru’s Minister of Economy and Finance Mercedes Araoz officially launched Peru´s National Contact Point which is located in Peru's Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversíon).
The 2010 Investment Reform Index for South-East Europe provides an independent and rigorous assessment of investment-related policy settings and reform against international good practice.
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This report covers investment measures taken between 1 September 2009 and 14 February 2010. Information presented in this report has also been used for a joint report by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 8 March 2010, in response to the G20 Leaders' request for public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
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Organised in Paris on 26 March 2010, discussions at this roundtable focused on a review of recent investment policy developments in participating countries, the identification of investors and responsible investment in agriculture.
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Investment Newsletter No.12 focuses on global investment activity, including latest figures for China and India, renewed calls to G20 to resist protectionism, capital controls and the OECD Codes of Liberalisation, business and the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the investment policy review of India.
Recently, a few countries have introduced or tightened capital controls. Some others have debated - but so far refrained from imposing - new controls. OECD rules do not prohibit capital controls but neither do they encourage them.
At the USCIB Global Investment Conference in Washington A. Gurría announced that the OECD is considering the feasibility of a non-binding “Model Investment Treaty”, building on converging understandings in OECD and partner countries and invited other organisations to join these reflections.
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September 2009-February 2010. This report provides a brief overview of recent trends in global trade and investment flows, deals with trade and trade-related measures and investment and investment-related measures. It was prepared in response to the request of the G20 to the WTO, together with other international bodies, within their respective mandates, to monitor and report publicly on G20 adherence to undertakings on "resisting