National Contact Points

Adhering governments are obliged to set up National Contact Points (NCPs) 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 arise from the alleged non-observance of the guidelines in specific instances. All 34 OECD countries, and 12 non-OECD countries have subscribed to the Declaration. Information about individual NCPs can be accessed via the links below. The European Union supports the guidelines as an observer.

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15 years of the National Contact Points

21/06/2016 - Fifteen years after the creation of National Contact Points as a means to further the effectiveness of the Guidelines, the OECD has conducted an analysis of the functioning and performance of this unique implementation mechanism. read more

> Download the report 
> Download the key findings from this report


  NCP meetings and reports


  NCP peer reviews


  Database of specific instances handled by NCPs


In focus

7 June 2016: OECD’s Kathryn Dovey explains how NCPs can ensure that companies act responsibly and adhere to international human rights standards




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‌European Union

The European Commission is not formally a National Contact Point, however, it is committed to the success of the Guidelines.