OECD Watch is an international network of civil society organisations promoting corporate accountability. The purpose of OECD Watch is to inform the wider NGO community about policies and activities of the OECD's Investment Committee and to test the effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines
Speech of Angel Gurría, promoting the development of a Global Standard on transparency and propriety in the conduct of international businesses, based amongst others on the OECD Guidelines
The National Contact Point (NCP) of Korea has rejected a complaint filed by EarthRights International on behalf of the Shwe Gas Movement (SGM) and nine Korea-based organizations alleging Daewoo International and the Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) are in breach of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises related to their involvement in a large-scale natural gas development project in military-ruled Burma.
Consultation report on non-judicial grievance mechanisms in November 2008 expressing the need to enhance the non-judicial mechanisms and framed discussion of their complementarity and inter-relationship with the judicial mechanisms. The consultation also pointed out the crucial role of the NCPs and the national the ombudsmen systems in this process.
Against the backdrop of the global financial crisis, UK civil society groups and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) are calling for tighter regulation of companies and financial institutions in a new report "Fit for Purpose? a Review of the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2008" released today.