I am delighted that my first visit to the OECD Headquarters coincides with a milestone in relations between Ukraine and the OECD – signing of the Joint Action Plan. I believe that realization of this Action Plan will assist Ukraine in advancing the reforms process and will help to bring our country to the OECD standards.
It is a great honour to welcome His Excellency President Poroshenko to the OECD. This is the first time that the President of Ukraine visits our organisation. The “Ukraine Action Plan” sets out an ambitious and transformational work programme that is designed to help Ukraine bring about the necessary reforms to overcome current economic challenges and ultimately build a better future for the Ukrainian people.
Widespread corruption was one of the main reasons that led to the change of the political regime in Ukraine in 2014. The new administration pledged to fight corruption, a challenging task in the current context of the economic crisis and military conflict in the East of the country.
This expert meeting focused on promoting a better environmental performance of SMEs in the six partner countries of EaP GREEN programme (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). It was held on 12 February 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine.
The Secretary-General introduced Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic to the Special Meeting of the OECD Council.
The 34-member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development welcomed a Memorandum of Understanding between the OECD and Ukraine which will help Ukraine’s efforts to tackle corruption, strengthen its tax system and promote competitiveness.
The EUWI EECCA is the regional component of the EU Water Initiative focused on Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). It supports work of the European Neighbourhood Policy and of the EU-Central Asia Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation, and helps to promote the progressive approximation to EU water policies, particularly to the EU Water Framework Directive, in EECCA countries.
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is organising a national workshop on Green Economy Assessment (simulation modelling) on 10-11 April 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. The workshop is delivered jointly with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the Scientific Research Institute under the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine. This is part of the EaP GREEN work programme. Consult the provisional programme.
Further to a meeting of its governing Council on 12 March 2014, the OECD has postponed activities related to the accession process of the Russian Federation to the OECD for the time being.
This review addresses the territorial dimension of a range of policy challenges in the Ukraine, including Ukraine's productivity challenge, large inter-regional disparities, and need for decentralisation.