Our intention is that the accession process should foster economic growth in Colombia, help to reduce inequalities, improve education and increase transparency and efficiency in government. The beneficiaries of these changes and of OECD membership will be the country as a whole and each of its citizens.
The Secretary-General met with President Juan Manuel Santos to discuss the progress in Colombia’s process of accession to the OECD. Mr. Gurría also attended the 5th World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders and an OECD/Ford Foundation event on the Inclusive Growth in Cities initiative.
I have transmitted to President Santos my most sincere congratulations for his receiving the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. We at the OECD welcome this news, which is much-deserved recognition of the efforts of the President, of his government and the Colombian people to make peace a reality.
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This background report prepared by the OECD supports the review of Colombia undertaken by the OECD Fisheries Committee as part of the process for Colombia’s accession to the OECD.
Le Secrétaire général de l'OCDE Angel Gurría a salué le cessez-le-feu entre le gouvernement colombien et les rebelles FARC, mettant fin à plus d'un demi-siècle de conflit armé.
This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the signing of the ceasefire that took place today in Havana, Cuba, between the Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, ending more than half a century of armed conflict.
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This review of Colombia by the OECD's Insurance and Private Pensions Committee and Working Party on Governmental Experts on Insurance examines Colombia's position with respect to core principles related to insurance systems.