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  • 24-May-2011


    Investment: Trade restrictions increasing but global investment remains open, says OECD-UNCTAD-WTO report

    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.

  • 5-May-2011


    OECD welcomes Russia introducing law to make foreign bribery a crime

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the recent signing into law by Russian President Dimitri Medvedev of legislation that criminalises foreign bribery, with monetary sanctions for companies and individuals who bribe foreign public officials.

  • 6-April-2011


    Development aid reaches an historic high in 2010

    In 2010, net official development assistance (ODA) flows from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD reached USD 128.7 billion, representing an increase of +6.5 % over 2009. This is the highest real ODA level ever, surpassing even the volume provided in 2005 which was boosted by exceptional debt relief. Net ODA as a share of gross national income (GNI) was 0.32%, equal to 2005, and higher than any other

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  • 6-April-2011


    Development: Aid increases, but with worrying trends

    Aid flows from OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor countries totalled USD 129 billion in 2010, the highest level ever, and an increase of 6.5% over 2009. This represents about 0.32% of the combined gross national income (GNI) of DAC member countries.

  • 31-March-2011


    2011 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

    The OECD and the International Law Students Association (ILSA) joined together to develop the compromis for the 2011 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. TheOECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises formed part of the dispute.

  • 30-March-2011


    OECD statement on UK Guidance for the Bribery Act

    We recently received assurances from the highest levels of the UK government that they would issue guidance which would allow the UK’s Bribery Act 2010 to enter into force,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

  • 18-March-2011


    Bribery: United Kingdom Will soon publish guidance for the implementation of new Bribery Act

    The OECD’s Working Group on Bribery has today received assurances from the highest levels of the UK government that the guidance necessary to implement the nation’s Bribery Act 2010 will be published shortly.

  • 1-February-2011


    UK: Chair of OECD Working Group on Bribery concerned over delay of new Bribery Act

    The Chair of the OECD's Working Group on Bribery has expressed concern that the entry into force of the new Bribery Act is to be delayed.

  • 11-January-2011


    Iceland: Better coordination among authorities needed to tackle foreign bribery, says OECD

    Iceland must do more to ensure its law enforcement authorities are coordinated and adequately resourced to investigate and prosecute economic and financial crime, including foreign bribery, says the OECD in a new report.

  • 13-December-2010


    OECD-GRI partnership to help multinational companies operate responsibly

    Companies worldwide will be given greater guidance and support on how to conduct their business responsibly and report on their sustainability performance thanks to a partnership between the Global Reporting Initiative and OECD.

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