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  • 21-March-2018

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    OECD awarded the Hassan II Great World Water Prize

    The OECD has been awarded the Hassan II World Water Prize by the government of Morocco and the World Water Council in recognition of its work under Secretary-General Angel Gurría to elevate water security as a crucial global issue and the policy guidance it has provided countries around the world on the issue.

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  • 15-March-2018

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    Free trade zones are being used to traffic counterfeit goods

    Rapid growth in free trade zones – where economic activity is driven by reduced taxes and customs controls, light regulation and limited oversight – is unintentionally fostering growth in counterfeit goods trafficking, according to a new report by the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office.

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  • 8-March-2018

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    OECD launches Toolkit to help governments advance on gender equality goals

    The OECD has launched an initiative for International Women’s Day to help governments, parliaments and judiciaries to design gender-sensitive public policies and services and accelerate their efforts to enable equal access for women in public decision making.

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  • 1-March-2018

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    OECD highlights serious weaknesses in the fight against illicit trade

    Inconsistent penalties, insufficient checks on small parcels, and a lack of information on shipments in free trade zones allow criminal networks to traffic billions of dollars worth of fake and prohibited goods each year. Today, the OECD introduced a new phase in its efforts to help governments counter these enforcement gaps and better protect consumers and businesses.

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  • 23-January-2018

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    Further improvements needed to manage major flood risk in Paris and Seine basin

    Action to prevent the risk of major flooding in Paris and the Ile de France region has improved in recent years – particularly after the Seine burst its banks in May and June 2016 – but urban and territorial planning needs to be better adapted, governance strengthened and long-term funding clarified, according to the OECD.

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  • 13-July-2017

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    Governments should address fall in public investment as costs stabilise

    Governments have responded differently to new demands on them since the global crisis, with many raising spending on social services, some trimming public sector employment and most stabilising day-to-day running costs at a lower level.

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  • 10-July-2017

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    OECD Government at a Glance 2017 launches Thursday 13 July at 11:00 CEST

    The latest edition of the OECD’s biennial overview of public governance, Government at a Glance 2017, will be published on Thursday 13 July at 11:00 CET (10:00 GMT). The report compares OECD and partner countries in areas like public sector spending, employment, pay and investment using around 60 indicators.

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  • 6-July-2017

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    Athens hosts Forum on Public Integrity to tackle corruption 11-12 July, 2017

    Combatting corruption and restoring trust in institutions by upholding the principles of public integrity will be at the heart of a major conference in Athens from 11-12 July 2017.

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  • 28-March-2017

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    One in five mobile phones shipped abroad is fake

    Nearly one in five mobile phones and one in four video game consoles shipped internationally is fake, as a growing trade in counterfeit IT and communications hardware weighs on consumers, manufacturers and public finances, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 13-March-2017

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    Argentina strengthens co-operation with the OECD via new Action Plan

    As part of efforts to deepen co-operation between the OECD and Argentina and contribute to the country’s public policy and reform agenda, Argentina’s Finance Minister Nicolás Dujovne has presented an Action Plan to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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