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29-September-2009

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Final communiqué - Tackling the jobs crisis: the labour market and social policy response

Noting that significant action has already been taken at international and national levels to counteract the impacts of the downturn, Ministers welcomed the initial signs of economic recovery. However, they also underlined that they will have to deal with the consequences of high and persistent unemployment for some time after the recovery is well underway. They agreed that, in light of the severity of the recession, comprehensive and

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25-September-2009

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OECD-G20: International standards on structural policies key to emerging from crisis

Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

23-September-2009

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Switzerland moves towards substantial implementation of tax information exchange

Switzerland has signed a protocol to its tax treaty with the United States that incorporates the internationally agreed tax information standard. This is the 11th agreement for the exchange of information in tax matters signed by Switzerland that meets the OECD standard. The agreement with the United States continues the trend of agreements signed by Switzerland with its major economic partners. Of its 11 agreements, 10 are with OECD

21-September-2009

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OECD names former Clinton aide to head its Washington Centre

The OECD has appointed Jill A. Schuker, a former Clinton and Carter Administration official who also has worked on Capitol Hill, in state government and in the private sector, as the new Head of its Washington Centre.

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 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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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.

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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