Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is increasingly recognised worldwide as an efficient waste management policy to help improve recycling and reduce landfilling of products and materials. This Forum took place on 17-19 June 2014, in Tokyo, Japan, to identify key challenges and opportunities for further developing EPR policies.
Mr. Angel Gurría was in Japan from 6 to 10 April 2014 to commemorate the country’s 50th anniversary of membership of the Organisation. The OECD Secretary-General was received in Audience by Crown Prince Naruhito, and held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Abe, to whom he presented the report “OECD Better Policies Japan - Advancing the Third Arrow for a Resilient Economy and Inclusive Growth”.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 5-6 June 2013 - This meeting served as an opportunity to better understand the particular features and challenges associated with equity market developments worldwide and in particular, corporate governance policies and practices and their relationship to equity market growth in Asia.
OECD Secretary-General will visit Japan on 22-24 April to launch the Economic Survey of Japan. During his stay in Tokyo, Mr. Gurría will also meet government officials and representatives from the business and labour communities amongst others.
On the occasion of his official visit to Tokyo, Angel Gurría will participate in a number of high-level international meetings, including as keynote speaker for the International Institute of Finance 30th Anniversary.
On the occasion of his visit, Angel Gurría presented the brochure "Policies for a revitalisation of Japan" and met with government and business representatives.
A memorial conference for the Great East Japan Earthquake will take place on 14 March at the OECD to review the situation in Japan one year on, present OECD’s efforts and contributions to recovery, and to share lessons learned with other member countries.
During his official visit, OECD Secretary-General will meet with Prime Minister Kan and members of the Japanese government to discuss how the OECD could support Japan in the aftermath of the Tohoku events. He will also present the latest Economic Survey of Japan.
For the Summit in Japan, the top priorities laid down by Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukada wer environment and climate change; development and Africa; the world economy; and political issues including non-proliferation.
Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains, addresses how globalisation of value chains and of large enterprises affects the role of SMEs as traditional partners, suppliers or distributors for larger firms and explores the benefits of SME participation in global value chains.