23/05/2012 - Tunisia and Morocco signed up today to a series of international instruments in areas ranging from business integrity to international investment and green growth. Adherence to these instruments is an expression of a long-standing co-operation between countries in North Africa and the OECD.
The OECD has been working with nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for the better part of a decade on investment, governance, education and other issues of economic policy reform. The OECD programme with MENA complements the global effort, including through the Deauville Partnership, to gather support for the region’s ongoing transformation.
In a succession of signings at the OECD Forum in Paris, Tunisia adhered to the following OECD instruments:
Tunisia also formally expressed its interest in joining the OECD Development Centre. Created in 1962, the Development Centre is an interface between OECD Member countries and the emerging and developing economies. It helps policy makers find innovative solutions to the global challenges of development, poverty and inequality.
The Declaration on Business Propriety, Integrity and Transparency was adopted by OECD countries in 2010 and covers a broad range of commitments covering competition, corporate governance, investment and responsible business conduct. The Declaration also embraces tax co-operation, anti-corruption and consumer protection.
In 2009, OECD governments committed to a Declaration on Green Growth in order to achieve economic recovery and environmentally and socially sustainable economic growth.
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