Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment, and Social Responsibility was one of the key themes at the annual summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations (G8) which took place in Heiligendamm, Germany, from 6-8 June 2007. The G8 Summit Declaration called for continuation of the OECD Investment Committee's project on Freedom of Investment, National Security and "Strategic" Industries, additional non-member adherences
G8 Labour and Employment Ministers met in Dresden on 6-8 May 2007 to discuss the opportunities and challenges that globalisation brings with it for the working world. In referring to the contribution companies can make to shaping the social dimension in a world economy of ongoing globalisation, the G8 Chair's conclusions strongly emphasised the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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This overview of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises was prepared for the meeting of G8 Labour and Employment Ministers which took place on 6-8 May 2007 in Dresden, Germany,
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This briefing note gives an OECD perspective on alternative dispute resolution based on experiences with the specific instances procedure of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. It was prepared for a workshop on "Accountability and Dispute Resolution" organised by Harvard's Kennedy School in support of work in this area by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Business & Human Rights.
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Investment Newsletter, No.3 provides the latest FDI statistics for OECD countries, covers implementing the Policy Framework for Investment in Africa and South East Europe, reviews recent changes in China’s policies towards cross-border M&As and reports on measuring FDI regulatory restrictiveness.
This Annual Report provides an account of the actions the 39 adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2006 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. One highlight of this reporting period was the completion of guidance for companies operating in weak governance zones.
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The second issue of the Investment Newsletter focuses on OECD work on preventing investment protectionism, as well as reporting on recent FDI developments and their measurement. It also reviews the results of the investment policy review of the Russian Federation and offers asummary of recent work on implementing the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
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.