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Resolution C(2006)78/FINAL (pdf, 179 KB) describes the role and future direction of the OECD. It defines the responsabilities of the Secretary-General and the Council, the Organisation's governing body, and describes the relationship between the Council, the Standing Committees and the substantive Committees. It also covers decision-making mechanisms for the Council and Standing Committees.
The Rules of Procedure (pdf, 1.13 MB) relate to the operational aspects of the substantive work of the OECD. They cover the role of the Council, Committees and all subsidiary bodies. They concern the organisation of meetings, including the participation of non-member economies and the adoption and implementation of the Acts (legal instruments) of the Organisation.
The Financial Regulations govern the budget and financial management of the OECD and shall, unless otherwise specified, apply to all resources, funds and programmes administered by the Organisation. It is the Secretary-General's responsability to put in place appropriate controls, systems and processes to ensure the efficient and effective management of the Organisation in accordance with these Regulations.
The Staff Regulations (pdf, 3.87 MB) set out the fundamental conditions of service, namely the duties and obligations, as well as the basic rights of the staff of the Organisation, as approved by the Council. The Regulations are implemented by Rules and Instructions of the Secretary-General, duly approved by Council where specified in the Regulations.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct (pdf, 1.38 MB) spells out in simple and concrete terms the standards of professional ethics applying to OECD staff members, as provided for in the Staff Regulations and Rules. These standards are to be regarded as the professional values and culture the Organisation wants to promote and uphold.