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  • 21-June-2011

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    Korea and OECD: Towards New Partnership and Leadership

    "Fifteen years of co-operation between the OECD and Korea are only a start of what I believe will be a long and mutually beneficial journey.", said Mr Gurría at the OECD-Korea celebration event.

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  • 20-June-2011

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    Green Growth for an Inclusive World Economy

    "The success of green growth will depend on whether it is a shared global agenda. Many developing countries are not yet fully equipped to introduce new ‘greener’ policies and tap into the benefits of a green future", declared Mr Gurría at the Global Green Growth Summit.

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  • 17-June-2011

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    OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2011-2020

    Over the coming decade, higher food prices and volatility in commodity markets are here to stay. This raises concerns for economic stability and food security in some developing countries, with poor consumers most at risk of malnutrition, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 14-June-2011

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    Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of India

    India’s economy has ranked among the best performers over the past decade, and poverty has been falling faster than in many other emerging economies. India now has the opportunity to move towards sustained and socially inclusive double-digit growth if the right policies are put in place, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 14-June-2011

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    Adapting tax systems and international tax rules to the new global environment: A shared challenge for India and the OECD

    India faces the same challenges as every OECD member country: how to adapt its domestic tax system and its international tax policies to a borderless economy, and how to ensure that the approaches embraced today will be well suited to meet the needs of the economy of tomorrow, said OECD Secretary-General. OECD can offer to India a forum for sharing worldwide experiences and benchmarking national policies against best practices, a

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  • 7-June-2011

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    The food crisis: beyond agriculture

    Food prices are literally a matter of life and death, especially for the poorest of the poor, who already spend up to 80% or 90% of their income on food. Unfortunately, our medium term projections for global supply, demand and prices of agricultural commodities show that most prices look likely to trend significantly higher in the coming decade.

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  • 7-June-2011

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    Professional mobility and migrants integration

    A. Gurría said that attracting enough high-skilled candidates for some countries may require introducing elements of supply, as well as demand-driven migration in their immigration regimes.

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  • 6-June-2011

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    A fragile recovery

    The global recovery is becoming self-sustained and more broad-based but is taking place at different speeds across countries and regions. Tackling high unemployment, fiscal consolidation and global imbalances remain the key challenges, says OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 3-June-2011

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    Going for Growth in Canada: key challenges and how the OECD can help

    Canada’s challenge is to develop a sustainable green growth strategy centred on innovation and human capital, and design “even better policies for even better lives”, declared A. Gurría at a conference in Ottawa.

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  • 2-June-2011

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    Canada and the OECD: 50 Years of Converging Interests

    "Canada and the OECD have been working together for five decades to produce better policies for better lives. We must use this partnership to reshape the global economy according to new values of inclusiveness, environmental respect and creative interdependence", said Mr. Gurría.

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