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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

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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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10-September-2009

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OECD Conference on the Economics of Climate Change - Friday 18 Sept 2009

As world leaders head into serious discussions in the coming weeks about how to address climate change, new OECD work will inform some of the most contentious isssues of the debate – those related to the costs involved. .

8-September-2009

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Invest in education to beat recession, boost earnings

Growing advantages for the better educated and likely continuing high levels of unemployment as economies move out of recession will provide more and more young people with strong incentives to stay on in education.

8-September-2009

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The return to investment in education

Growing advantages for the better educated and likely continuing high levels of unemployment as economies move out of recession will provide more and more young people with strong incentives to stay on in education, according to the Secretary-General commenting on Education at a Glance.

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7-September-2009

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Corporate governance in Asia – conference and press briefing – Manila, the Philippines, 9 September 2009

The financial crisis revealed serious shortcomings in corporate governance around the world. What lessons can companies and regulators learn from the crisis? And what role can they play in improving global governance standards to help rebuild trust and confidence in financial markets?

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