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Never before has there been such an inclusive and fully engaged process behind international development, said M. Gurría. The outcome document endorsed in Busan is important, but even more important is the buy-in it represents, he added.
Building more effective public sector institutions is an essential component of aid effectiveness. If we work together and take into consideration the realities of developing countries, we will build a more prosperous and equitable world, said A. Gurría.
The economic crisis has meant global poverty is on the rise again. The Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan is an opportunity to ensure that development cooperation can make a difference in tackling hunger and improving people’s lives, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said.
This report reviews three key areas of corporate action accounting for greenhouse gas emissions, achieving emissions reductions and engaging suppliers, consumers and others.
The multi-stakeholder meeting provided a forum for discussion on how best to implement the OECD-UN due diligence recommendations in the tin, tantalum and tungsten supply chain.
According to OECD’s latest analysis, global greenhouse gas emissions are projected to grow by another 50% in the next 40 years. This would result in a 3-6 degree increase of average global temperature by the end of the century unless governments take decisive action, says OECD Secretary-General.
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Over the years, many commitments have been made to put gender equality at the core of development work. And yet, a recent review of experiences shows that gender equality is not yet integrated into the operations and organisational cultures of development organisations.
This second meeting of the OECD-hosted working group on gold presented the revised Supplement on Gold and sought feedback and agreed on next steps.
The Netherlands continues to achieve its target of allocating 0.7% of its national income as official development assistance and should sustain this. While retaining its emphasis on the Millennium Development Goals, the Netherlands is now revising its approach to development co-operation.
The size, geographical reach and partnership dimension of the European Union’s (EU) aid programme makes it a formidable player in global development.