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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría lamented the recent death of the distinguished British economist Angus Maddison, who held a number of senior posts at the OECD and its fore-runner, the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation, between 1953 and 1978.
At an international panel discussion on Haïti, the OECD Secretary General, A. Gurría said that "we have a great responsibility, in line with international commitments, to make our aid more effective and the multiple facets of our engagement more coherent, with greater impact".
The key tables on development comprise aid and gender statistics. These include official development assistance (ODA), private flows, other official flows (OOF) and gender equality statistics. Historical data usually refer to the latest eight time periods.
Aid to developing countries in 2010 will reach record levels in dollar terms after increasing by 35 per cent since 2004. But it will still be less than the world’s major aid donors promised five years ago at the Gleneagles and Millennium + 5 summits.
OECD has just reviewed the 2010 aid budgets of the world’s major donors - member countries of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
From the Monterrey Financing for Development Conference in 2002, to the Gleneagles G8 Summit and the UN Millennium +5 Summit in 2005, donors committed to increase their aid to developing countries, and to Africa in particular
The Secretary-General Angel Gurría and a team of OECD experts were in Copenhagen at the UN Summit on Climate Change (7-18 December 2009) to share analysis and policy advice.
We need action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we need it now.” - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. In the lead-up to COP15, there have been renewed calls for developed countries to assist developing countries’ efforts to reduce their greenhouse gases emissions.
A América Latina em conjunto está dando sinais de recuperação e estabilização. As atividades econômicas estão sendo apoiadas com melhoramentos nos mercados financeiros e de commodities, e também com as exportações em franca recuperação.
El año 2010 será un “año de recuperación” crítico para América Latina y las decisiones que se tomen en esta fase serán cruciales para determinar el futuro de estos países, segun el Secretario General de la OCDE.