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This list provides links to resources available to companies working in weak governance zones who are seeking guidance in the areas of: human rights, humanitarian law and security forces; anti-corruption; and fiscal issues.
Weak governance zones are defined as countries where governments are unable or unwilling to assume their responsibilities. Multinational enterprises recognise that they represent some of the most difficult investment environments. This Risk Awareness Tool helps them to identify some of the special risks that arise in these environments, those that are linked to government failures. It covers such topics as obeying the law and
Organised in Paris on 8 December 2009, this consultation sought the views of stakeholders on the priority areas for an update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, including needs and options for specific revisions of both the substantive and procedural provisions of this instrument.
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The Global Forum edition of the Investment Newsletter No.11 focuses on the collapse of international investment activity in 2009.
The Investment Policy Review of India charts India's progress in developing an effective policy framework to promote investment for development, especially since the acceleration of economic reform from 1991 onward. It focuses on policies towards investment, trade, competition and other elements of the business environment. Finally, it outlines some of the challenges of implementing national-level reforms at state level.
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Deputy Secretary-General Aart de Geus talks about the OECD's support for the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights developed by Professor Ruggie. This speech was made at the 2009 EU Conference on corporate social responsiblity in Stockholm on 10 November 2009.
Co-organised by OECD and ESCAP in Bangkok, this conference focused on OECD and Asian country responses to the main challenges in responsible business conduct, with a special focus on climate change, finance and education.
(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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Investment Newsletter No.11 focuses on a joint OECD-WTO-UNCTAD report that the three organisations delivered to G20 Leaders ahead of the Pittsburg Summit, investment liberalisation, national security, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, FDI statistics, the 8th Global Forum on International Investment and the NEPAD-OECD Africa Initiative.
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held in June 2009. It provides an account of the actions taken by adhering governments in the 12 months to June 2009 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy.