Role of the U.S. National Contact Point

Melike Yetken, U.S. National Contact Point for the OECD
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC
July 19, 2017

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My name is Melike Yetken. I am a diplomat. I work at the Department of State for the United States of America. I live in Washington, D.C.

At the Department of State I work in the Economic and Business Affairs Bureau. I work on responsible business conduct.

I work with U.S. businesses and stakeholders on operating responsibly throughout the world. This includes transparency, and upholding human rights and labor rights.

I represent the United States at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (the OECD). I lead a grievance mechanism.

If you have a complaint about a U.S. company upholding its responsibility then please go to to find out more.

Please contact us with any questions by emailing

Thank you and goodbye!