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Welcoming the accession of Russia - a major nuclear power - to the NEA, Angel Gurría said that this signature also provides a strong political signal in the direction of the future OECD membership.
Following the Arab Spring, MENA countries have embarked on far-reaching political reforms, opening a window of opportunity to unleash the region’s tremendous potential. Policy-makers should now focus on employment, social justice, fair competition, anti-corruption and the rule of law, said OECD Secretary-General.
Our contributions to find sustainable solutions to the major policy challenges include Development, Gender and Skills. We also need to work together to build an inclusive agenda for growth and to define more effective policy options.
In the current economic situation, we can not afford to neglect the potential contribution of women to growth and development, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General
By adhering to several key OECD legal instruments, Mexico and Colombia have taken major steps forward to strengthen cooperation on a global scale.
The costs and consequences of inaction would be colossal, in economic, environmental and human terms. The truth is that changing our model of growth and making it greener and more inclusive is the only credible strategy that we have.
The OECD is saying Go Structural, Go Social, Go Green! This is a call to action, a moment in the life of nations when political will and collective efforts are truly necessary to improve the picture of a future we do not like!, said A. Gurría, OECD Secretary General.
More than ever promoting the creation of sufficient quality jobs for the many unemployed and under-employed, including many youth, is the key policy priority for all G20 countries said A. Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
All our established certainties about the economy and how best to regulate it have been shaken to the core by the Great Recession. It is forcing a radical rethink about our underlying economic models and how appropriate they are in the current context, said the OECD Secretary-General.
OECD and ILO heads call upon the Ministers of Labour and Employment of the G20 countries to put a greater, renewed emphasis on employment policies to help economies accelerate and sustain the recovery, achieve higher levels of decent work and get out of the debt trap, at the G20 Meeting in Mexico.