NEPAD-OECD Ministerial Meeting & Expert Roundtable, 11-12 November 2009, Johannesburg, South Africa. Mobilising Financial Resources - Boosting Energy Investment & Carbon Finance in Africa.
(New York/Paris, 27 October 2009) – The United Nations Global Compact and the OECD have recently begun to enhance their collaborative efforts, particularly in countries that have both Global Compact Local Networks and National Contact Points NCPs on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable
The OECD, World Trade Organisation and the UN’s Conference of Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to make a stronger commitment to open trade and investment as the global economy begins its recovery from the crisis.
Country positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations, as well as the companion OECD National Treatment instrument, have been revised in a report issued by the OECD Council.
The 38-country OECD Working Group on Bribery welcomed recent progress by Turkey in its efforts to comply with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into 17 OECD countries, including France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, fell by 50% in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the last quarter of 2008, according to estimates by the OECD released at the OECD Forum in Paris.
Countries participating in a “Freedom of Investment” initiative, which together represent four fifths of the world economy, have pledged to resist discriminatory policies and new forms of protectionism towards investment.
On 11 March 2009, Israel became the 38th signatory to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
The OECD will release a new report – Managing Water for All: Pricing and Financing – at an event during the World Water Forum in Istanbul.