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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 14-15 June 2004. It will form part of the forthcoming publication "Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: 2004 Edition".
Amman, Jordan, 15 September 2004. The primary purpose of this meeting was to build on the momentum created by the first meeting of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme, reaffirming decisions, broadening participation/support and launching the initial phase of the Action Plan agreed at Amman.
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ASEAN is perhaps the developing country region that has been the most successful at attracting foreign direct investment and at incorporating foreign firms into national development strategies. There has nevertheless been a secular decline in investments in the region by multinational enterprises which began in some countries even before the Asian financial crisis in 1997. This trend, together with far greater investment going into
Amman, Jordan, 30 June-1 July 2004. This meeting focused on key areas of the MENA investment programme: promoting transparent and open investment policies; investment strategies in support of diversification; providing a tax framework for investment; improving corporate ...
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This users guide was developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in co-operation with, and approved by, the OECD Investment Committee.
16 June 2004, Paris, France. In conjunction with the 2004 Annual Meeting, National Contact Points held a Roundtable on Corporate Responsibility which focused on encouraging the positive contribution of business to environment through the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Senior officials from the Russian Federation and from OECD countries met in Paris on 14 June 2004 to discuss recommendations designed to boost foreign direct investment in Russia.
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International, bilateral and regional agreements have proliferated in the last ten to twenty years and new ones are still being negotiated. This study seeks to increase the level of understanding of the relationships between international investment disciplines...
The primary purpose of this meeting was to better assess the current situation and needs of the legal landscape with regard to business, identify priorities in the field of investment and private sector development, both domestic and foreign, and to gather experiences from various stakeholders in order to develop a set of recommendations on how to further improve the business climate in the Ukraine.
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This paper provides an outline of a project which will study the activities of multinational enterprises in weak governance zones, focusing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a case study.