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Webinar Series on the OECD Guidelines in Asia & Pacific Nations, 20 & 23 October

20 October 2020 - 23 October 2020

15:00 - 17:30 Singapore Time (UTC+8) |  09:00-11:30 Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

TUAC-FES Webinar Series

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are government recommendations for responsible business conduct. The Guidelines comprehensively cover: information disclosure, human rights, employment and industrial relations, environment, bribery, consumer interests, science and technology, competition and taxation. The Guidelines apply to Companies operating in or from countries that adhere to them. Multinational companies and investors should address violations of the Guidelines in their own operations as well as in the supply chain and other business relationships. Governments that adhere to the Guidelines are required to establish National Contact Points (NCPs) to promote the Guidelines and manage “specific instances” of negative impacts on workers and communities. Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia are OECD Members with NCPs.  Vietnam and other countries in the region are not members and workers struggle to access human rights in the Guidelines.  This webinar is an opportunity for OECD and non-OECD based trade unions to discover tools for defending worker rights.

SESSION DATES & TOPICS

Webinars are Open to trade union representatives from TUAC affiliates, the Global Union Federations and affiliates of the ITUC in Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other ASEAN nations.

All sessions take place 15:00 – 17:30 Singapore Time  |  09:00 – 11:30 Central European Summer Time

Sessions will be conducted in English, Korean and Vietnamese with interpretation.

TOPICS

Session 1 (20 October) –OECD Guidelines Obligations, NCP Process, Industries and Influential MNEs

Session 2 (23 October) – Identifying impacts, Preparing Specific Instances, Online Impact Tracking Tool

Register here to receive conference details:  ZOOM Link