Proposal for strategic focus areas for the Danish Mediation and Complaints-Handling Institution for Responsible Business
OECD Watch appreciates the opportunity to submit a proposal to the Danish Mediation and Complaints-Handling Institution for Responsible Business Conduct (the Institution), functioning as the OECD National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines in Denmark, to guide the Institutions work plan for the period 2015-6. This proposal is intended to inform the Institution about sectors of particular strategic importance to Danish public and private enterprises and opportunities where the Institution can make a significant contribution to awareness raising about the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines).
Trade unions and NGOs call on governments to use their leverage and coordinate collective action to raise the missing $9 million for the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund, before the second anniversary on the 24 April 2015.
OECD Watch submission to the 20 March 2015 meeting of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct
OECD Watch appreciates the opportunity to make a submission to the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct (WPRBC) in relation to the agenda of its meeting on the 20th of March 2015. This submission provides input for the WPRBC’s discussions on nine subjects.
OECD Watch appreciates the opportunity to make a submission to the OECD Investment Committee consultations with stakeholders on March 17th, 2015. This submission provides input for the discussions on the following three subjects: Implementation of the PFI, OECD role in investment treaties and Promoting Adherence to the MNE Guidelines.
OECD commends the Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct and other key stakeholders for their efforts in developing a new draft Core Template for Voluntary Peer Reviews. We recognise and appreciate that the draft has incorporated several of our recommendations on accessibility and translation services, consultations with parties to specific instances, and reporting back on the implementation of peer review recommendations. These modifications are encouraging, but additional improvements are needed to ensure an independent and effective peer review process that functions in a practical, cost-effective manner.