OECD Watch is the official representative of civil society at the OECD Investment Committee.
OECD Watch monitors and advocates for improved National Contact Point (NCP) performance and implementation of the Guidelines. We push for improvements at individual NCPs as well as the NCP system as a whole. For example, in 2017 OECD Watch filed the first-ever substantiated submission to the Investment Committee arguing that the Australian NCP had not properly followed the OECD Guidelines in its handling of a case. Our submission helped lead to improvements in the Australian NCP’s rules of procedure and new guidance from the Investment Committee for all NCPs.
In addition, OECD Watch brings civil society and community perspectives into policy debates at the OECD. For example, OECD Watch provided civil society input into the 2011 revision of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines). This led to the inclusion of a new chapter on human rights and strengthened provisions on supply chain responsibility and greenhouse gas emissions. More recently, we ensured civil society perspectives informed the development of the 2018 OECD Due Diligence Guidance