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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.
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. .
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.
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?
Today, on the eve of the Pittsburgh G20 meeting, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information dealing with tax matters, took major steps to confirm the end of the era of banking secrecy as a shield for tax evaders.
Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.
Representatives of almost 100 governments have been invited to meet in Los Cabos, Mexico, on 1-2 September to decide next steps in a global campaign to improve transparency and exchange of banking and ownership information for tax purposes.
Gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area stabilised in the second quarter of 2009 (minus 0.002%), according to preliminary estimates, following a fall of 2.1% in the previous quarter.
The OECD welcomes the announcement today of a package of measures between Liechtenstein and the United Kingdom intended to ensure effective exchange of information for tax purposes between the two countries and to address the important issue of undeclared funds in a cooperative way.
Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, according to the latest OECD Communications Outlook. The highest were found in Canada, Spain and the United States.