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About the White Paper on “Australia in the Asian Century”, OECD Secretary-General said this road map represents acommitment to anchoring long-term sustainable growth for the benefit of future generations.
The association between the OECD and the parliamentarians of its Member and partner countries is one of the most effective catalysts for social progress in today’s world, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
Restoring fiscal sustainability remains a priority. But at the same time the seeds of future growth must be carefully sewn, said Angel Gurría at the launch of the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom.
Korea is well known for its successful transition from hardship to prosperity and technological prowess. This amazing transformation and strong economic performance have allowed the country to make important progress also in the social sphere. However, like most of the members of the OECD, Korea still faces significant challenges to building an equitable and inclusive society.
We are confident that these two reports will help Mexico to strengthen its environmental and water policies in favour of a better quality of life for Mexico’s citizens and a cleaner planet, said A. Gurría.
Putting “Green” at the core of a country’s “Growth” strategy is intelligent public policy at its best! Korea understands that there is no trade-off between green and growth. Much to the contrary: there are strong synergies that can be exploited between pro-growth and pro-green policies.
Closing the gender gap is a key priority, not only for achieving sustainable economic growth, but also because it is about fairness and equity, said OECD Secretary-General in Davos.
The revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are here to sustain a culture of responsible business conduct worldwide. They empower enterprises to meet their responsibilities toward society and provide clearer expectations for companies. This reduces uncertainty and makes doing “good” business easier.
Russia is facing huge challenges. It is incredibly rich in natural and human assets. To modernize itself and thus diversify, it needs to invest in these assets and to preserve them. The reform agenda is daunting, covering structural, social, environmental and institutional reforms. A lot has already been done but implementation remains a critical challenge, said OECD's Gurría.
Promoting anti-corruption compliance measures, to prevent corrupt acts before they take place and to properly address them when they do, and encouraging collective action and sectoral initiatives to share best practices and expertise should be a priority, said OECD Secretary-General in Moscow.