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In Russia 47 million people are exposed to high concentrations of nitrous dioxide. Half the population in rural Tajikistan, and one-third in Moldova, lack access to clean water. Leaded petrol is sold legally in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Governments should work more closely with companies and strengthen enforcement to fight the rising global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, according to a new OECD report.
In his speech given at the OECD forum 2007, Mr. Gurría emphasised that access to reliable and safe water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The OECD is working to develop policy ideas and identify best practices to assist countries meet their water needs.
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This Annual Report highlights some of the OECD's achievements in 2007 and describes how it is helping its member countries respond to new challenges ahead.
In his address, Mr. Gurría highlighted the alarming outlook for growth in carbon dioxide emissions. He also underscored the need for collective action in developing innovative and market-based solutions in order to foster competitiveness and opportunities for growth.
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.