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Persistently weak demand in Europe is the root cause of slow job creation. It risks making unemployment becoming structural. It is now high time to focus on strategic policies to sustain the recovery and to create the decent jobs that our people so much need and deserve.
Barriers to youth employment, such as high non-wage labour costs and strict regulations – which discourage employers from hiring on open-ended contracts – should be eliminated. Greater opportunities to combine work and study, and to boost skills, are needed.
Six years into the crisis, many economies are still struggling to find a path to a confident recovery and stronger growth. And they are doing this in unchartered territory. Governments are now facing a very complex scenario, where they have to deal simultaneously with a series of short-term, medium-term and long-term challenges.
The OECD has worked closely with both the European Commission and the Committee of Regions for many years and continues to do so to promote effective regional development. In this respect, the OECD signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Committee of the Regions, recognising prior and future work together.
This edition of the Forum is called “By Africa, For Africa”. The choice of title underscores the importance of African citizens, African companies and African governments as drivers of the development process. The OECD is here to listen, to engage, and to strengthen this unique partnership with Africa and its institutions.
The growth of the OECD Global Parliamentary Network is a reflection of the importance of the Organisation's on-going engagement with parliamentarians. The OECD works to support Parliamentarians and staff in the critical task of policy making.
The Enlarged Debate of the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe is an opportunity for the Organisation to report on OECD activities to one of its main partners. The debate is also an occasion to explore ways of tackling common challenges effectively.
Les organisations internationales sont créées par le droit international, elles sont des sujets du droit international au même titre que les états et, comme les états, elles sont également des « faiseuses » de droit international.
The OECD has been promoting public sector reforms inspired by the principles of open government for more than two decades. We believe in their capacity to improve good governance frameworks, to help government regain citizens’ trust and to create economic opportunities.
Strong, effective, inclusive, transparent and accountable institutions are the sine qua non for successful reform efforts. These will not only help win the trust of your citizens, but also to level the playing field for investors and entrepreneurs while supporting an environment that is conducive to a more balanced distribution of resources.