News Release

  • 28-April-2010


    Gender : Encouraging gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa

    Governments in the Middle East and North Africa increasingly recognise that gender equality - encouraging the talents, skills, education and productivity of all their citizens, including women - will make their countries stronger.

  • 8-March-2010


    OECD, WTO and UNCTAD renew calls to G20 to resist protectionism

    The OECD, World Trade Organization and the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to resist protectionism or the prospects for economic recovery may be wiped out.

  • 17-February-2010


    Governments should take action to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of tourism, says the OECD

    A new OECD report, OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2010, reviews the impact of the crisis on tourism, analyses trends and policies in 42 countries, including all OECD countries and selected non member economies such as Chile, Brazil, India or South Africa.

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  • 11-December-2009


    OECD Steel Committee says market recovering slowly, capacity expected to outstrip demand

    The global steel industry is gradually emerging from one of its worst downturns in decades. Despite some improvement in market conditions, the steel industry still faces challenging years ahead.

  • 4-December-2009


    India needs to cut red tape, spend more on infrastructure in order to boost growth

    India needs to strengthen and liberalise its regulatory framework and invest more in infrastructure in order to attract increased foreign direct investment (FDI), according to a new OECD report.

  • 4-November-2009


    Mobilising financial resources - Boosting energy investment and carbon finance in Africa

    NEPAD-OECD Ministerial Meeting & Expert Roundtable, 11-12 November 2009, Johannesburg, South Africa. Mobilising Financial Resources - Boosting Energy Investment & Carbon Finance in Africa.

  • 27-October-2009


    UN Global Compact and OECD intensify collaboration

    (New York/Paris, 27 October 2009) – The United Nations Global Compact and the OECD have recently begun to enhance their collaborative efforts, particularly in countries that have both Global Compact Local Networks and National Contact Points NCPs on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

  • 25-September-2009


    OECD-G20: International standards on structural policies key to emerging from crisis

    Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

  • 22-July-2009


    OECD countries improve their investment commitments under the Codes of Liberalisation

    Country positions under the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations, as well as the companion OECD National Treatment instrument, have been revised in a report issued by the OECD Council.

  • 15-July-2009


    Fall in shipbuilding set to continue for some time, says OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding

    The economic downturn has hit shipbuilding hard. New orders have contracted by up to 90% and cancellations have increased, which is likely to result in significant excess shipbuilding capacity. This outlook is unlikely to improve for some time.

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