Publications & Documents


  • 27-October-2009

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    Gurría calls for ‘new generation’ of statistics to reinforce public confidence in government

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

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  • 27-October-2009

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    Charting progress, building visions, improving life

    In a keynote speech delivered at the OECD 3rd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Mr. Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

  • 26-October-2009

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    Financial institutions and instruments: tax challenges and solutions

    Attending the International tax dialogue conference in Beijing, Mr. Gurría reminded that globalisation requires strengthened international co-operation on taxation which is essential to finance public services, infrastructure development and poverty reduction in rich and poor countries alike.

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  • 22-October-2009

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    Action needed to improve quality and relevance of vocational education and training, says OECD

    Learning for Jobs, the initial report of the OECD policy review of vocational education and training, presents a set of policy recommendations to help countries make their vocational systems more responsive to labour market needs and boost economic growth.

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  • 22-October-2009

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    OECD’s Gurría welcomes UK government climate change map

    Widespread drought, falling agricultural production and rising sea levels are just some of the devastating effects of climate change graphically illustrated in a new map produced by UK government’s Meteorological Office.

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  • 21-October-2009

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    Towards green growth: how can the Environment Policy Committee contribute?

    As we begin to see signs of economic recovery, policy debates are focusing on what kind of a post-crisis global economy we want. And the answer is “green”, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 16-October-2009

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    George C. Marshall: A tribute from the OECD

    In this statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of George C. Marshall’s death, the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría explains that George Marshall’s vision still inspires the organisation’s work today.

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  • 14-October-2009

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    Climate change: the biggest threat to economic recovery

    After a year of pain and pessimism, we are starting to see signs of an economic recovery. Green shoots are sprouting. Governments' bold economic and financial actions of over the past year are beginning to take effect. But we are not out of the woods yet...

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  • 10-October-2009

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    Education for the future - Promoting changes in policies and practices: the way forward

    Speaking at the education ministerial round table organised by the UNESCO, Angel Gurría underlined that education is the key to addressing the economic and social challenges of our times, including a way to get out of the crisis faster. According to the OECD Secretary-General, the 21st century schools will need to help young individuals to constantly adapt and grow, to develop their capacity and motivation, to expand their horizons

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  • 9-October-2009

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    OECD Secretary-General congratulates President Obama on Nobel Peace Prize

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría hailed the Nobel committee’s decision to award its annual Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama, calling it “a powerful vote for peace and co-operation between nations”.

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