Christian Aid proposes international rules for business

 As the World Economic Forum (WEF) meets in New York, Christian Aid is proposing new, international, legally-binding rules for global business in order to hold corporations accountable for all their activities and operations across the world. "The world's top 200 corporations now account for almost one-quarter of the world's economic wealth. But there are no effective, international rules to ensure they promote human rights standards across all their operations," said Mark Curtis, Christian Aid's head of policy. "As corporations increase their influence in the global economy, it is time the business elite, especially those represented at the WEF, recognise the need for accountability beyond shareholders. "The case of Enron show how important it is that global corporations are held accountable both at home and abroad," he added. Mark is in New York attending the counter-summit to the WEF, Public Eye on Davos, which is taking place in the United Nations' Church Centre, 777 UN Plaza, 44th and 1st, New York. Christian Aid is also taking part in the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which brings together human rights campaigners and activists from around the world. For up-to-the-minute reports and video clips from both events visit Christian Aid's website at:

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