The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on business and human rights, has just published a survey of the human rights practices of the Fortune Global 500 companies. The survey results include information on the Global 500 companies’ references to external instruments, including to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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This document reproduces the Report by the Chair of the Annual Meeting of the National Contact Points which was held on 20-21 June 2006. It will form part of the forthcoming publication "Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: 2006 Edition".
This annual report reviews recent developments in international direct investment, includes recent statistics and highlights policy responses that will help countries reap the full benefits of investment. This edition's special focus is on legal and policy issues arising from international investment agreements.
The objective of the Policy Framework for Investment is to mobilise private investment that supports steady economic growth and sustainable development. This Review of Good Practices in OECD and non-OECD economies is published as a companion volume to the Framework and provides analytical background material
The investment policy reviews of the Caribbean Rim provide a factual assessment of investment conditions existing in each country. They offer a unique set of detailed information which should be of interest to all those concerned by the development of investment opportunities in the region. The reports are intended to be used by the countries involved as a roadmap for developing and implementing their agenda for investment policy
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Обзор инвестиционной политики 2006 года рассматривает изменения, которые произошли в условиях регулирования инвестиций со времени последнего обзора ОЭСР в 2004 году. Он также включает анализ реформы системы контроля за капиталом и российского подхода к международным инвестиционным соглашениям. При оценке этих изменений и подготовке предложений по дальнейшему улучшению в фокусе настоящего Обзора находилась прозрачность инвестиционной
The 2006 Investment Policy Review of the Russian Federation examines developments in Russia's regulatory investment environment since the publication of the 2004 Review, focusing on investment policy transparency and effective implementation. It includes recommendations to move capital control reform forward, to adapt least-restrictive approaches to legislation on "strategic sectors" and to strengthen Russia's international
The Impact of Culture on Tourism examines the growing relationship between tourism and culture, and the way in which they have together become major drivers of destination attractiveness and competitiveness.
There is widespread policy interest in entrepreneurship, including within the OECD. Researchers argue about the link between entrepreneurship and growth, but everyone wants entrepreneurship even if the link to growth is not clear. Therefore, the Statistics Directorate has undertaken a study to explore the need for, and feasibility of, international indicators regarding entrepreneurship.This paper presents the Report resulting from the
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The OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones aims to help companies that invest in countries where governments are unwilling or unable to assume their responsibilities. It addresses risks and ethical dilemmas that companies are likely to face in such weak governance zones, including obeying the law and observing international instruments, heightened care in managing investments, knowing business