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Investment Newsletter No.15 focuses on an ambitious multilateral agenda for responsible business conduct.
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This document reproduces the basic texts of the OECD Declaration and Decisions on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises and its four inter-related elements. All parts of the Declaration are subject to periodical reviews. The most recent review - completed in May 2011 - concerned the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
This page reproduces the text of the Declaration which was first adopted by the Governments of OECD Member countries on 21 June 1976. It was reviewed in 1979, 1984, 1991, 2000 and 2011.
Ministers from OECD and developing economies will today agree new guidelines to promote more responsible international business conduct by multinational enterprises, and a second set of guidelines to limit the use of conflict minerals.
The updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises were adopted on 25 May 2011. This page provides access to the text, implementation procedures, commentaries and related documents.
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The 2011 OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are far reaching recommendations for responsible business conduct that 42 adhering governments encourage their enterprises to observe wherever they operate.
The OECD will today invite the Russian Federation to join the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery and to accede to the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention. Secretary-General Angel Gurría will sign an exchange of letters with First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrey Denisov, and Russia’s Minister for Economic Development, Elvira Nabiullina, at a ceremony during the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.
Most G20 governments have put in place new restrictive trade measures over the past six months but have on the whole honoured their pledge to keep international investment open in the wake of the crisis.
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Swedish translation of the 2011 Guidelines by the Swedish National Contact Point.
Taking place in Indonesia, this international conference will focus on bribery in international business, specifically raising awareness of the risks foreign bribery poses to governments, businesses and individuals; reviewing legal frameworks for fighting foreign bribery; sharing of experiences and best practices in the fight against corruption; and fostering greater international co-operation in this area.