The First Regional Experts’ Meeting of the Joint OECD/AfDB Initiative to Support Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Efforts in Africa took place on 13 – 14 January 2011 in Lilongwe, Malawi, and officially launched the Joint Initiative.
This consultation with the private sector and civil society will focus on the application of anti-bribery compliance measures to small- and medium-sized enterprises and the OECD Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics and Compliance.
Participants shared their perspectives on emerging issues in international investment agreesments and investment disputes at this symposium in Paris on 14 December.
Discussions at this special consultation focussed on human rights, employment and labour, due diligence, supply chains and procedural provisions, including those relating to the functioning of National Contact Points.
To mark International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December 2010), German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz participated in a special anti-corruption event in Bonn.
This launch event presented preliminary findings from an OECD report on sector competitiveness in Kazakhstan which suggest that Kazakhstan has a strong competitiveness and FDI potential in key non-energy sectors such as agri-business, fertilizers, logistics, business services and information technology.
The UN-OECD-NEPAD have joined forces to improve international and regional co-operation for growth and development in Africa. This partnership and the first results of their joint work were launched at a public briefing at UN Headquarters in New York on 11 October 2010.
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Organised in Paris on 5 October 2010, discussions at this roundtable focused on recent investment policy developments in Canada and South Korea, country responses to Argentina’s position on payment of ICSID arbitral debt, recent annulments of awards under ICSID and green growth and international investment law.
This consultation with Professor John Ruggie discussed the potential role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in the operationalisation of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework.
Key players in the supply chain of tin-tantalum-tungsten and gold, government representatives and international and civil society organisations met to finalise the due diligence guidance on responsible supply chain management of conflict minerals.