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For this year's Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, the top priorities laid down by Chancellor Angela Merkel were shaping globalization and helping Africa to develop. Other issues discussed at the G8 Summit were: investment, innovation and sustainability.
Discurso do Exmo. Senhor Angel Gurría, Secretário Geral da Organização para a Cooperação e o Desenvolvimento Económico (OCDE). Ministério da Economia e da Inovação, Lisboa, 2 de Maio de 2007.
Total official development assistance (ODA) from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) fell by 5.1% in 2006 to USD 103.9 billion. This represents 0.30% of members’ combined Gross National Income.
During his official visit to the Slovak Republic, Angel Gurría met with government officials and attended several speaking engagements, including the launch of the OECD Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic.
During his official visit to Belgium, Angel Gurría met with government officials and business leaders, and attended several speaking engagements including a press conference to launch the OECD Economic Survey of Belgium.
During his official visit to Switzerland, Angel Gurría met with government officials and business leaders, and attended several speaking engagements.
Aid donors will have to increase funding for aid programmes faster that any other public expenditure in order to fulfil their commitments to increase aid to $130 billion and double aid to Africa by 2010, says the OECD’s Development Co-operation Report.
Angel Gurría addressed the importance of local initiatives and regional development in helping countries adapt to the challenges of globalisation and technological change in his speech delivered at the Danish Growth Council.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría emphasised the importance of vocational training and education, and highlighted the OECD’s role in developing policies and identifying best practices in these areas.
During his official visit to Denmark, Angel Gurría met with government officials and business leaders, and attended several speaking engagements.