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OECD Watch is a global network of civil society organisations with more than 100 members in 55 countries. We are made up of a diverse range of organisations – from human rights to environmental and development organisations, from grassroots groups to large, international NGOs. We are bound together by our commitment to ensure that business activity contributes to sustainable development and poverty eradication; that corporations are held accountable for their actions around the globe; that governments fulfil their duty to protect human rights; and that the victims of business-related abuse receive remedy.

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Civil society organizations call on G20 to protect human rights in global supply chains

June 2018

As G20 employment and education ministers meet today in Geneva, OECD Watch and civil society organizations around the globe are calling on the G20 to implement key policy recommendations in relation to responsible business conduct in global supply chains.

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OECD Watch calls for reforms to Korean NCP to restore stakeholder confidence

May 2018

OECD Watch letter expresses concern over performance of South Korean NCP

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Submission of OECD Watch for the 2018 Peer Review of the Canadian NCP

February 2018

The submission outlines ways in which the NCP can advance the effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprise and serve as a platform for resolving complaints related to corporate misconduct. The submission was made on 29 January 2018.

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Independent review: Australian NCP among the poorest performing internationally

February 2018

Last year, the Foreign Investment Division within Australia’s ‘Treasury’ department commissioned an independent review of the Australian National Contact Point (NCP) to evaluate its effectiveness. Alex Newton, lawyer and specialist in business and human rights, was appointed to evaluate the Australian NCP’s structure and its role within the government and present recommendations that would help the NCP to comply with the OECD criteria. The review shows that the Australian government needs urgently reform its NCP to regain confidence of civil society.

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Restoring civil society confidence in the UK NCP

February 2018

OECD Watch has sent an open letter to the UK NCP to express its concerns regarding the performance of the NCP. For years, the UK NCP had a reputation as one of the best performing NCPs worldwide. However, since 2011, the UK NCP has steadily lost the confidence of UK civil society, according to the evidence available to us.

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