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Statement from OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría to mark the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of US President John F. Kennedy

 

“It is with sadness and solidarity with the American people that we mark President John F. Kennedy’s tragic death on November 22, 1963. We honor President Kennedy’s memory and his global vision, which included the founding Treaty of the OECD—the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. President Kennedy launched the OECD and other vital international building blocks of a better world—the Alliance for Progress, the Peace Corps, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, among them. The OECD is proud to be associated with that vision, now into the Twenty First Century, through our expanding membership around the globe, and our unwavering commitment to identifying better policies for better lives.”


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, 22 November 2013

 

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