Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - OECD
The Slovak Republic officially deposited the Instrument of Accession with the French Government as the depositor of the OECD (www.oecd.org) and subsequently became the member of the OECD on 14 December 2000.
The OECD is an international organization that provides a forum in which member countries can discuss the economic policies relating to sustainable economic growth, employment and environment. The main topics include pros and cons of the global economy, corporate governance issues, fight against tax fraud and evasion, tax administrative co-operation, need for adjustment of financing in economic and social fields. One of the most relevant task of the OECD includes elaboration of professional studies and statistics about main economic indicators and peer country review. The official economic surveys of the OECD member countries are published every 18 months (https://www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/)
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises in order to prevent and avoid negative impact from their activities through minimum standards of conduct. For their implementation the OECD members committed to designate their National Contact Points (NCP). Such NCP was established by the Ministry of Economy. http://www.economy.gov.sk/obchod/multilateralne-obchodne-vztahy/oecd/narodne-kontaktne-miesto-pre-smernice-oecd-pre-nadnarodne-spolocnosti
Original member states are (1961) Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Iceland, Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Italy (1962). Members through accession are Japan (1964), Finland (1969), Australia (1971), New Zealand (1973), Mexico (1994), the Czech Republic (1995), Poland (1996), Hungary (1996), the Republic of Korea (1996), the Slovak Republic (2000). Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia acceded to OECD in 2010. In 2016 Latvia became a full member.
Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic is represented in the following Committees:
Economic Policy Committee – http://www.oecd.org/economy/
Economic and Development Review Committee – Ministry of Finance ensures and participates at work on periodic surveys of the Slovak Republic published by the OECD under title „OECD Economic Surveys Slovak Republic“ every 18 months. http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/oecd-economic-surveys-slovak-republic_19990588
Insurance and Private Pensions Committee – http://www.oecd.org/pensions/
Committee on Financial Markets – http://www.oecd.org/finance/
Committee on Financial Affairs – http://www.oecd.org/tax/.
Investment Committee – http://www.oecd.org/investment/
To increase the benefits of membership of the Slovak Republic in OECD, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (www.mzv.sk) organizes meetings of the Coordination Committee for activities of Slovakia in the OECD on the national level. There are OECD specialised committees and working groups (or fora, sub-groups, panels) which contribute to the work of the OECD. Decision-making power is vested in the OECD Council. It is made up of one representative per member country, where Slovakia is represented by Head of Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the OECD.
The Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the OECD in Paris, France
Mission permanente de la République Slovaque auprés l´OCDE
(Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the OECD)
28, Avenue d´Eylau
Tel.: 0033-1 / 5626 5090
Fax: 0033-1 / 5626 5092