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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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How would You Measure NCP Performance?

June 2016

The Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) and OECD Watch are currently consulting on their joint NCP Performance Index, which they have developed with a view to changing the status quo and creating pressure for positive change.

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A 4x10 plan for why and how to unlock the potential of the OECD Guidelines (update)

A 4x10 plan for why and how to unlock the potential of the OECD Guidelines (update)
June 2016

This updated briefing provides a “4 x 10” bullet-point plan highlighting four key features that give the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises the potential to help ensure businesses behave responsibly. It also includes ten actions that governments must take to unlock that potential and to advance their legally binding obligations to further the effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines.

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A “4x10” plan for why and how to unlock the potential of the OECD Guidelines

June 2016

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, OECD Watch publishes a “4 x 10” bullet-point plan highlighting four key features that give the Guidelines the potential to help ensure businesses behave responsibly. It also includes ten actions that governments must take to unlock that potential and to advance their legally binding obligations to further the effectiveness of the Guidelines

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40th Anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - TUAC and OECD Watch Launch 40-day Count-Up

May 2016

TUAC and OECD Watch have today started a 40-day count-up to mark the 40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and are calling on governments and the OECD to step up measures to ensure businesses respect the Guidelines, so that the Guidelines fulfil their potential to defend communities’ and workers' rights.

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Submission for U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

Submission for U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct
April 2016

As a member of OECD Watch and the U.S. NCP’s Stakeholder Advisory Board, we are encouraged by its recent efforts to improve clarity around the specific instance process,2 engage with various stakeholders, including U.S. embassies, and respond to many of the recommendations contained in the Board’s 2014 report.3 We also commend the U.S. Department of State for allocating additional staff and resources to the U.S. NCP. However, the U.S. NCP still falls short from realizing its obligations. Despite many recent positive changes, it fails to keep step with its counterparts abroad, implement best practice, and provide meaningful and effective access to remedy.

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