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The OECD today invited Chile to become its first member in South America. Chile will formally accept this invitation when an Accession Agreement is signed in the presence of Secretary-General Angel Gurría and President Bachelet on 11 January 2010 in Santiago.
A new law on access to bank information will enable Chile to exchange banking information under existing tax treaties, thereby complying with the internationally agreed tax standard for exchange of information.
L’OCDE et le Sénat français se sont accordés pour renforcer leur collaboration sur un large éventail de questions couvrant les politiques économiques, sociales et pour le développement durable.
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OECD Steel Committee Statement
The global steel industry is gradually emerging from one of its worst downturns in decades. Despite some improvement in market conditions, the steel industry still faces challenging years ahead.
OECD countries and the eight others who have signed the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention have committed to stepping up their fight against bribery and corruption, putting in place new measures that will reinforce their efforts to prevent, detect and investigate foreign bribery.
The OECD’s latest edition of Health at a Glance shows that all countries could provide better health care.
We need action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we need it now.” - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. In the lead-up to COP15, there have been renewed calls for developed countries to assist developing countries’ efforts to reduce their greenhouse gases emissions.
The US should raise significantly federal funding on jobs programmes for young people in order to limit the impact of the economic downturn on the current generation of school leavers, according to a new OECD report.
India needs to strengthen and liberalise its regulatory framework and invest more in infrastructure in order to attract increased foreign direct investment (FDI), according to a new OECD report.