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On the occasion of his first official visit to Slovenia, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría launched the Economic survey of Slovenia on 1 July 2009.
The economic crisis is likely to cause the first major fall in the number of migrants coming to work in OECD countries since the 1980s, according to a new OECD report.
The global economic crisis and new ways to help developing countries are among the issues OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will discuss with G8 leaders at the Summit.
The 38-country OECD Working Group on Bribery welcomed recent progress by Turkey in its efforts to comply with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
Speaking at the G8 Summit Consultation with Social Partners in Rome on 26 June 2009, Mr Gurría urged the G8, BIAC, TUAC and OECD to join forces to help governments make the best use of labour market and social policies.
Press conference 30 June 2009 - The latest International Migration Outlook by the OECD analyses the impact of the economic crisis on immigrants and international migration flows, and the impact of recent changes to migration policies on the integration of immigrants and their children.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into 17 OECD countries, including France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, fell by 50% in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the last quarter of 2008, according to estimates by the OECD released at the OECD Forum in Paris.
Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo urged governments around the world to work together for a new “green growth” paradigm based on low-carbon economic development in his keynote speech at the OECD Forum on 23 June 2009.
Addressing a conference organised by the French and German governments in Berlin on the fight against tax fraud and evasion, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed progress in implementing international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. He announced that the next meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange, which guides the OECD’s work in this area, will take place
Unemployment in OECD countries will continue to rise well into 2010, with the average unemployment rate approaching 10%, up from 7.8% in April, according to new OECD projections.