Adhering governments are required to set up a National Contact Point (NCP) whose main role is to further the effectiveness of the Guidelines by undertaking promotional activities, handling enquiries, and contributing to the resolution of issues that may arise from the alleged non-observance of the guidelines in specific instances.

Structures and Procedures


The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth Flagship Report 2018 


Facilitating social dialogue

Cases handled by NCPs


Action plan


Peer reviews


The NCPs from 2000 to 2015


Annual reports


Frequently asked questions



In focus

In a conversation with IHRB's Salil Tripathi, OECD’s Kathryn Dovey discussed the reach of OECD National Contact Points (NCP), the potential NCPs represent, and how they could provide a way to ensure that companies act responsibly and adhere to international human rights standards. 

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List of National Contact Points

The links below go to the websites of the National Contact Points. The European Union supports the Guidelines as an observer.

Download contact details for NCPs