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27-October-2009

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Gurría calls for ‘new generation’ of statistics to reinforce public confidence in government

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

22-October-2009

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Action needed to improve quality and relevance of vocational education and training, says OECD

Learning for Jobs, the initial report of the OECD policy review of vocational education and training, presents a set of policy recommendations to help countries make their vocational systems more responsive to labour market needs and boost economic growth.

22-October-2009

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OECD’s Gurría welcomes UK government climate change map

Widespread drought, falling agricultural production and rising sea levels are just some of the devastating effects of climate change graphically illustrated in a new map produced by UK government’s Meteorological Office.

9-October-2009

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OECD Secretary-General congratulates President Obama on Nobel Peace Prize

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría hailed the Nobel committee’s decision to award its annual Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama, calling it “a powerful vote for peace and co-operation between nations”.

6-October-2009

English

OECD World Forum in Busan to explore new ways to measure and foster progress

Assessing the progress and failings of our societies requires a far broader set of measures than just economic indicators.

29-September-2009

German

Kommuniqué – Die Beschäftigungskrise bewältigen: Die Reaktion der Arbeitsmarkt- und Sozialpolitik

In der Erkenntnis, dass auf internationaler wie nationaler Ebene bereits erhebliche Maßnahmen ergriffen wurden, um den Auswirkungen des Abschwungs entgegenzuwirken, begrüßten die Minister die ersten Anzeichen einer wirtschaftlichen Erholung. Sie betonten jedoch auch, dass sie auch nach Etablierung des Aufschwungs noch länger mit der Bewältigung der Folgen in Form von hoher und dauerhafter Arbeitslosigkeit konfrontiert sein werden. Sie

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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.

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