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During his official visit, Angel Gurría met with the President of the Republic of South Africa and other government officials. He also held a press conference for the release of the first OECD Economic Assessment of South Africa.
France is one of the international community’s key players in development co-operation. French Official Development Assistance was USD 9.94 billion in 2007, ranking France third among DAC member countries.
During his first official visit to the United Kingdom, Angel Gurría met with government officials and business representatives. He also delivered a speech on the economics of climate change to the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
During this official visit, Angel Gurría will meet with Portuguese government officials and hold a joint press conference with the Prime Minister to launch the OECD economic survey of Portugal.
- The 2008 OECD Economic Survey of Portugal - Presentation at the Workshop
In his opening remarks delivered at the ICGN conference, Mr. Gurría noted that the recent global financial crisis and the ensuing impact on global economic confidence and growth prospects had highlighted the great relevance of corporate governance, and the key contribution it can make to stabili
In his speech, Mr. Gurría stated that the OECD has to work with developed and developing countries and international organizations, both to improve policies for the Internet economy and to increase international co-operation on issues such as cybercrime and security. He also stressed the need to better understand the role and contribution of the Internet and related ICTs as drivers of productivity and economic growth.
The OECD is to work with developed and developing countries and international organisations to improve policies for the Internet economy and increase international co-operation on issues such as cybercrime and security.
In his speech delivered at the Conference of Montreal, Angel Gurría underlined that growing pressures from agriculture, energy production and industries were imperilling our water resources. He affirmed that all countries - OECD and developing countries alike – need to introduce urgently policy reforms and scale-up best practices to avoid dire consequences.
During his official visit to Canada, Angel Gurría attended the Conference of Montreal and met with representatives from the Government of Quebec and the Federal Government in Ottawa. He also held a press conference for the release of the Economic Survey of Canada 2008 and the report Jobs for Youth - Canada.
At the opening session of the OECD Forum 2008, Angel Gurría underlined that the overall effectiveness of actions against climate change would be eroded without the participation of all the world’s countries. He added that while the cost of ambitious mitigation policies would be considerably lower than the cost of inaction, they would still not be inexpensive.The OECD can help, through finding least-cost policy instruments designed to