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21-September-2009

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OECD names former Clinton aide to head its Washington Centre

The OECD has appointed Jill A. Schuker, a former Clinton and Carter Administration official who also has worked on Capitol Hill, in state government and in the private sector, as the new Head of its Washington Centre.

19-September-2009

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries

In his remarks to the informal ministerial meeting on climate change, Mr. Gurría underlined that the difficult part is working out what exactly is a “fair share” of GHG mitigation in order to reach a successful agreement in Copenhagen.

18-September-2009

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The economics of climate change mitigation

Climate change is the greatest collective challenge that we have ever faced and the world needs a significant reduction in global emissions from current levels. Many developed countries have already committed to reduce GHG emissions in the near-term, but the targets must be more ambitious. At the COP15 Conference in Copenhagen, we have a unique opportunity to address this threat but many questions still remain without answers,

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16-September-2009

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Webcast - Press conference for the Employment Outlook 2009

Organised in Paris on Wednesday 16 September, 11 h and presented by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and John Martin, OECD Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, and Stefano Scarpetta, head of the OECD’s Employment Analysis and Policy Division.

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16-September-2009

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Preventing the jobs crisis from casting a long shadow

During the launch of the Employment Outlook 2009, Mr. Gurría warned that the unemployment rate is likely to continue rising into 2010 and could even approach 10% in the OECD area. He called governments to act fast and decisively to prevent the recession turning into a long-term unemployment crisis with its major social and economic consequences.

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16-September-2009

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Governments must act decisively on jobs, says OECD’s Gurría

According to Secretary-General Angel Gurría, governments must act fast and decisively to prevent the recession turning into a long-term unemployment crisis. “It is essential that governments focus on helping jobseekers in the months to come,” he said at the launch of the Employment Outlook 2009.

14-September-2009

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OECD statistics on measuring economic performance and social progress

In remarks prepared for a workshop on the findings of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress set up by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Mr Gurría noted that the OECD is well placed to lead international cooperation on harmonising concepts and methodologies. The OECD World Forum on “Statistics, Knowledge and Policy” to be held in Busan, Korea, on 27-30 October 2009 will provide the next major

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14-September-2009

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OECD welcomes experts’ call on need for new measures of social progress

The OECD is ready to play a key role in helping to implement the recommendations of a commission of international experts on new ways of measuring well-being and progress, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said.

14-September-2009

English

OECD, WTO and UNCTAD call on G20 for stronger commitment to more open trade and investment

The OECD, World Trade Organisation and the UN’s Conference of Trade and Development have called on the leaders of the G20 countries to make a stronger commitment to open trade and investment as the global economy begins its recovery from the crisis.

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11-September-2009

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OECD Annual Report: 2009

This Annual Report highlights some of the OECD's achievements in 2009 and describes how it is helping its member countries respond to new challenges ahead.

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