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6-May-2009

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Joint OECD-FAO High-Level Meeting on Global Food Security, remarks by OECD Secretary-General

The combined effect of the global credit crunch, falling international trade and investment flows, lower remittances and the effect of budgetary pressures in donor countries’ aid plans, are reversing the progress we had made in combating global poverty and are pushing more people into hunger, according to the OECD Secretary-General. Important emergency measures need to be taken to ensure that more people have access to food

4-May-2009

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Building a Cleaner World Economy

In his opening address at the Global Forum on Public Governance, OECD's Gurría underlined that building a stronger global economy means building a cleaner global economy.

28-April-2009

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Schools must do more to motivate tomorrow’s scientists, OECD study shows

Across OECD countries, close to 40% of high-school students who come top in science subjects have no interest in pursuing a science-related career, while almost 45% do not want to continue studying science, according to a new OECD report.

26-April-2009

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General and DAC Chair to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee

This statement outlines OECD's response to the crisis and OECD perspectives on the Development Committee agenda. It was presented at the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee meeting in Washington on 26 April 2009 by Mr. Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, and Mr. Eckhard Deutscher, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

25-April-2009

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

In the midst of the deepest and most synchronised recession in our lifetimes, OECD's Gurría encourages a policy response which addresses the social impact of the crisis and repairs the financial system.

24-April-2009

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Tax haven crackdown will benefit developing countries, says OECD’s Gurría

A crackdown on tax havens and cross-border tax evasion will help developing countries to raise more revenues to pay for much-needed schools, roads and hospitals, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. In an article published on the OECD’s website ahead of the 2009 spring meetings in Washington of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Gurría said improving the effectiveness of developing countries’

24-April-2009

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Coordination of export credit support agreed to help boost trade flows

Thirty-five countries have agreed to co-ordinate export credit support to help boost international trade and investment during the economic crisis. The OECD will host regular meetings to exchange information and monitor progress.

24-April-2009

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Improve tax fairness and help the developing world

As policy makers and central bankers gather in Washington for this year’s Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, growing intolerance of tax evasion is good news for developing countries desperate to raise tax revenues to pay for schools, roads and hospitals. Poor people in these countries mostly don’t pay much in taxes. But they are most in need of the improvements in infrastructures and services

22-April-2009

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Official visit of the Secretary-General to the People's Republic of China (Beijing, 18-21 April 2009)

During Angel Gurría's official visit to the People's Republic of China he attended the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century.

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20-April-2009

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Australia should intervene quickly to avert a major rise in youth unemployment, says OECD

Young people are likely to be hit hard by rising unemployment as the global downturn continues.

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