Ministerial Meeting 2012: Background reading


The following topics will be addressed:

General Information about the OECD

  • OECD Yearbook 2012
    Towards a positive legacy of a terrible crisis: the title of the editorial by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría sets the tone in this second annual OECD Yearbook 2012. The 168 page volume features articles by renowned guests from government, business, trade unions and civil society who join OECD experts to take stock of the crisis and explore the key questions that confront the world economy in the year ahead.

  • Secretary-General's Report to Ministers 2011
    This note is therefore about policy priorities in OECD member and partner countries and about tough policy choices to overcome the current crisis. In this challenging budgetary environment, we remain even more committed to deliver first-class policy analysis and advice to our governments and policymakers, for the benefit of our citizens, and in pursuit of our mission to deliver “better policies for better lives”. We will continue to do this by integrating and deepening our policy advice to “go structural”, “go social”, “go green” and “go institutional”, as these four elements can provide the solid foundations required to restore confidence and promote green and inclusive growth and jobs.

  • OECD enlargement and engagement with non-members & Enhanced Engagement

  • Previous meetings of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.

  • For more information on the OECD, please see


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