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  • 26-May-2011

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    OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2011, Chair’s Summary

    The Chair's Summary presents a new Vision Statement which celebrates the OECD's 50th anniversary and looks ahead to its role contributing to better policies for better lives, a new paradigm for development and moving toward a global policy network.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    New OECD guidelines to protect human rights and social development

    Ministers from OECD and developing economies will today agree new guidelines to promote more responsible international business conduct by multinational enterprises, and a second set of guidelines to limit the use of conflict minerals.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    Environment: Green and growth go together

    Governments must look to the green economy to find new sources of growth and jobs. They should put in place policies that tap into the innovation, investment and entrepreneurship driving the shift towards a greener economy.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    OECD and South Africa to set up first African sovereign debt management centre

    The OECD and South Africa will open a centre to help African governments manage their debt and bond markets in Midrand, South Africa.

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  • 25-May-2011

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    OECD invites Russia to join Anti-Bribery Convention

    The OECD will today invite the Russian Federation to join the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery and to accede to the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention. Secretary-General Angel Gurría will sign an exchange of letters with First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrey Denisov, and Russia’s Minister for Economic Development, Elvira Nabiullina, at a ceremony during the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.

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  • 24-May-2011

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    OECD Launches Your Better Life Index

    How do you define a better life? Your Better Life Index is a new interactive tool that lets you measure and compare well-being across 34 countries, based on 11 dimensions: housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety, work-life balance.

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  • 24-May-2011

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    Investment: Trade restrictions increasing but global investment remains open, says OECD-UNCTAD-WTO report

    Most G20 governments have put in place new restrictive trade measures over the past six months but have on the whole honoured their pledge to keep international investment open in the wake of the crisis.

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  • 23-May-2011

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    Development: The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), May 30 - June 1, 2011

    The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) 2011 will be held from May 30 - June 1 in Paris, France, under the theme ‘Broadening Opportunities for Development.’

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  • 18-May-2011

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    OECD Week 2011: Better Policies for Better Lives 24-26 May

    OECD Week will be chaired by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, with Germany as the vice-chair. Participants include heads of state and government, ministers, business and union leaders and other civil society representatives.

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  • 9-May-2011

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    Brazil: joins OECD agreement on mutual acceptance of chemical safety data

    Brazil has joined an OECD chemical testing agreement that allows countries to share and accept each other’s results, saving money for governments and industry and reducing the risk of trade disputes.

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