This meeting focused on concrete projects for improving women entrepreneurs' access to financing and business development services in the Middle East and North Africa region. It was followed by a conference on policy measures to boost employment for youth and women.
The fallout from uncertainty that continues to undermine the global economy is reflected in international investment, which is falling once again, following two years of steady gains.
07/11/12 - the OECD and the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to promote respect by multinational enterprises of the new human rights chapter of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights upon which the OECD Guidelines are based.
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This report covers investment measures taken between 1 March and 15 September 2012. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 31 May and 31 October 2012, respectively, in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
The OECD, WTO and UNCTAD have called on G20 governments to step up efforts to resist protectionism in the face of continuing high unemployment and a weak economic recovery.
This meeting aimed to identify practical policy options for Latin American governments in the formulation of their investment promotion strategies with a specific focus on international value chains.
Esta conferencia se enfocaron en políticas para la promoción de las inversiones internacionales en cadenas de valor para la creación de empleos y la competitividad.
Co-organised by OECD and ESCAP in Bangkok, this conference focused on how converging international corporate responsibility instruments can enhance responsible business practices in the Asia Pacific region.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría discusses the efforts of the OECD to support Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and other MENA countries to restore investor confidence, tackle unemployment and foster policy conditions for strong, sustainable and balanced growth.
This Working Group on Bribery consultation with the private sector and civil society focused on collective action in the fight against foreign bribery.