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  • 29-June-2017

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    OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct 2017

    I am delighted to open the 5th edition of the Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, and to welcome so many leaders and experts from all over the world, from the public and private sectors, international organisations and civil society.

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  • 29-June-2017

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    Abolish modern slavery!

    29 June 2017 - On the occasion of the 5th Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, draws attention to the human rights abuse of modern slavery and makes a plea for reinforced international coordination and cooperation to help fight this unacceptable reality.

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  • 28-June-2017

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    Responsible business conduct in government procurement practices

    Governments are the largest consumers in the global marketplace through the acquisition of goods, services and works to carry out their functions and to deliver services to citizens. This note sets a basis for reflection and discussion on the benefits and challenges of integrating RBC standards in public procurement.

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  • 28-June-2017

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    National action plans on business and human rights to enable policy coherence for responsible business conduct

    Policy coherence is crucial to ensure effective design and implementation of policies to promote responsible business conduct, including corporate respect of human rights. This note sets a basis for reflection and discussion on lessons learned from national action plans on business and human rights.

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  • 28-June-2017

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    Responsible business conduct and economic diplomacy tools

    Economic diplomacy, which refers to government services and support provided to business in foreign markets, has the potential to create incentives for business to behave responsibly. This note sets a basis for reflection and discussion on how responsible business conduct standards can be embedded in economic diplomacy.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    Kazakhstan signs OECD agreement to strengthen investment climate and promote responsible business

    On 20 June 2017, Kazakhstan became the 48th country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. Adherence signals Kazakhstan's commitment to provide a fair and transparent environment for international investment and willingness to encourage the positive contribution investment can make to economic, environmental and social progress.

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  • 19-May-2017

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    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting: Fostering decent work for sustainable global supply chains

    Minister Andrea Nahles, Chair of LEMM and German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, asked OECD Secretary-General, Mr. José Angel Gurría, the following two questions in the session on “Fostering decent work for sustainable global supply chains".

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  • 18-May-2017

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    Responsible business conduct and competition: The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and responsible supply chain management

    Surprised looks with colleagues or students are commonplace when I observe that the OECD plays an important part in the promotion of responsible business conduct (RBC), not just in OECD countries, but also globally. RBC is OECD “speak” for corporate social responsibility, corporate sustainability and other terms indicating an expectation that businesses take responsibility for their impact on society.

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  • 18-May-2017

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    OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises National Contact Point Peer Reviews: Italy

    Governments adhering to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are required to set up a National Contact Point (NCP) that functions in a visible, accessible, transparent and accountable manner. This report contains a peer review of the Italian NCP, mapping its strengths and accomplishments and also identifying opportunities for improvement.

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  • 17-May-2017

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    OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises National Contact Point Peer Reviews: Belgium

    Governments adhering to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are required to set up a National Contact Point (NCP) that functions in a visible, accessible, transparent and accountable manner. This report contains a peer review of the Belgian NCP, mapping its strengths and accomplishments and also identifying opportunities for improvement.

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