OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned of a “crisis of globalisation” if governments succumb to protectionist pressures. Speaking to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, he said emergency stimulus measures taken by governments during the crisis needed to be carefully conceived and monitored to preserve the long-term strength of the economy.
Donors should honour their aid for trade pledges to developing countries despite the economic crisis, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría as he opened the OECD Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade, held in Paris on 3 November 2008.
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According to the OECD Secretary-General, the current international food crisis is a global challenge and agricultural commodity prices should remain high and grow more volatile in the next decade.
Angel Gurría focussed on the role of global governance in crisis prevention in this speech, which was delivered at the "Conference of Foreign Affairs Committee and Development Committee Chairpersons of the European Union Member Countries" in Finland, on 28 September 2006.