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OECD CONVENTION ON COMBATING BRIBERY OF FOREIGN PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

USA TRADE UNIONS INFORMATION PACK

- Introductory Letter

- Introducing the OECD Convention (briefing 1)

- Corruption Matters: Enron, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the OECD Convention (briefing 2)

- Information Check-list (briefing 3)

- Contact Points (briefing 4)

PSIRU, School of Computing and Mathematics
University of Greenwich, Maritime Greenwich Campus,
Old Naval College, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS
Tel/Fax: 00 44 (0) 20 8331 7781/8665
Email: corruption@psiru.org; Web: www.psiru.org/corruption

United Against Corruption: TU Support for the OECD Anti-bribery Convention

UNICORN is a global trade unions anti-corruption network, supported by TUAC (the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD), the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and Public Services International (PSI).

A key role of UNICORN is to support TUAC in monitoring the OECD Anti-bribery Convention, which requires OECD countries to enact legislation that criminalises the act of bribing foreign public officials.

The OECD is responsible for monitoring the Convention. It is carrying out a series of country visits so as to assess the adequacy of measures put in place by member countries to support the Convention.

The next country to be reviewed is the USA. Trade union representatives, along with business and civil society, have been invited to participate at a consultation meeting on the 13th March 2002.

UNICORN is supporting the trade union contribution by compiling evidence that will help assess the extent to which multinational companies, and country governments, are complying with the Convention and its recommendations.

First, we are aiming to identify cases of bribery and corruption involving USA Multinationals operating overseas. On the web site, you will find a list of USA parent...