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GENERAL INFORMATION


About the OECD (www.oecd.org/about)

Would you like to learn more about the OECD, its committee structure, its Secretary-General...?

Everything you ever wanted to know about the OECD but were afraid to ask can be found at www.oecd.org/about.

Practical Information (www.oecd.org/conferencecentre)
Looking for information about your trip to Paris and your visit to OECD?

On the website dedicated to the new OCDE conference centre, you will find all the pratical information: how to get to the OECD, find a hotel nearby, obtain a badge, have access to facilities.

OECD Centres (www.oecd.org/centres)
You need to know the details of the OECD centres abroad?

The OECD is represented outside of Paris by Centres in BerlinMexico City, Tokyo, and Washington. The Centres serve as regional contacts for the full range of OECD activities, from the sales of publications, to inquiries from the media, to liaison with governments, parliaments, business, labour and civil society.

Upcoming Meetings and Events (www.oecd.org/about/upcoming-events/)
Do you want to know more about the future meetings of a specific committee or would like to attend a specific conference?

Member Countries (www.oecd.org/about/members-and-partners/)
Are you looking for a list of the OECD member countries and their accession dates?

For such a list and the accession dates of these countries to the OECD Convention, please visit www.oecd.org/about/members-and-partners

Accession Process and OECD Enlargement
How does a country become a member of the OECD?

To know more about the accession process and the OECD enlargement, please visit www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/enlargement.htm and www.oecd.org/legal/accession-process.htm

Status of Dependent Territories of OECD Member Countries
Do you want to know if the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands are members of the OECD?

Dependent territories of OECD Member Countries are not members of the OECD in their own right. Please refer to the declarations made by OECD Members relating to the OECD Convention including the communication of the United Kingdom.

OECD Legal Instruments
Are you looking for OECD Decisions and Recommendations?

Please visit our Legal Affairs section for a presentation of the legal instruments adopted in the framework of the OECD and consult the Compendium of OECD legal instruments which provides the text of all the legal instruments.


OECD Funding
How is the OECD funded?

The OECD is funded by its member countries. scale of member countries' contributions to the OECD core budget to the annual budget are based on a formula related to the size of each member's economy. The largest contributor is the United States followed by Japan. With the approval of the Council, countries may also make separate contributions to particular programmes not funded from the main budget.
The size of the annual budget as well as its programme of work are determined by the Council.
You will find more information at www.oecd.org/about.

OECD Visit Programme
Would you like to visit the OECD Headquarters in Paris?

Visits for groups are organized upon request. For further information, please consult our dedicated page at www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/publicaffairs/visitingtheoecd.htm.


JOBS


Jobs (www.oecd.org/careers/vacancies)

Are you looking for a job at OECD?

Please note that the Organisation only accepts on-line applications submitted via www.oecd.org/careers/vacancies. Via this link, you will have the possibility to register to receive email alerts for all posts published externally - choosing the category(ies) of your interest, you will be kept informed of all opportunities in this area. If you wish, you may already now fill out our basic application form. Then, when you receive an email alert which interests you, you simply put the job(s) in your job basket and make a quick update of your application, thus applying specifically to the job(s) that fit(s) your profile.
Please keep in mind that positions are open only to OECD member country nationals. Any exceptions can be found in the job description.
Should you have any questions or technical difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact the OECD Recruitment Team at recruitment@oecd.org.

Internships (www.oecd.org/careers)
Are you looking for an internship at the OECD?

Please visit our Trainees section. You may wish to get in touch with one of the OECD departments, directorates, centers or agencies listed at www.oecd.org/about/list-of-departments-and-special-bodies.htm via the Contact us link at the bottom of their page.

Young Professionals Programme (www.oecd.org/careers)
Are you looking for information on the Young Professionals Programme?

Please visit our page dedicated to the Young Professionals Programme to know how to apply. The OECD Young Professionals Programme is designed to bring entry-level professionals with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation.
Should you have any questions, please send an e-mail to recruitment@oecd.org.

Research Fellowships
Are you looking for a research fellowship?

The Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems is the only fellowship programme within OECD. It also offers sponsorship of workshops / conferences. Please visit www.oecd.org/agriculture/crp for more information.


FINANCIAL SUPPORT

 

Would you like to export and therefore be included in a trade newsletter and get a directory of companies which may be interested in your products?

You have to apply to a chamber of commerce and industry for this. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is an intergovernmental organisation whose mission is explained in more detail at www.oecd.org/about.

Student Grants
Are you a student looking for financial aid?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development differs from many international organisations in so far as it has no financial resources for loans, subsidies or grants.
For more information about the OECD's mission, please visit www.oecd.org/about.

Financing Projects
Do you belong to an NGO or a charity which are looking for subsidies for a project?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development differs from many international organisations in so far as it has no financial resources for loans, subsidies or grants.
For more information about the OECD mission, please visit www.oecd.org/about.

Sponsorship
Are you looking for sponsorship?

Apart from the Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems offering fellowships and sponsorship of workshops / conferences (please visit www.oecd.org/agriculture/crp for further information on this unique programme), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development differs from many international organisations in so far as it has no financial resources for loans, subsidies or grants.
For more information about OECD mission, please visit www.oecd.org/about.


BOOKS


Publications
Are you looking for an OECD publication?

OECD publications are available from www.oecd-ilibrary.org/.
More information at www.oecd.org/about/publishing/.


Depositary Libraries
Are you looking for our depositary libraries?

Browse our Depositary Libraries.
More information at www.oecd.org/about/publishing/.

Distributors
Would you like to get the list of our distributors around the world?

Browse our list of distributors.
To find out more about the OECD Sales Centres, please consult www.oecd.org/centres.

Publications Catalogue
Would you like to download our key publications catalogue?

Catalogues are available from www.oecd-ilibrary.org

OECDdirect (www.oecd.org/oecddirect)
Would you like to be kept up-to-date on our latest publications or receive topical newsletters?

You can receive this information in your inbox by registering with OECDdirect, our free e-mail alerting service. Simply click on 'E-mail Alerts' on top right of teh OECD home page.

OECD iLibrary (www.oecd-iLibrary.org)
Would you like to know more about this online library service for institutions?

Your institution can have access online to all OECD publications and statistics, through a single institutional subscription. Please visit the OECD iLibrary website at www.oecd-iLibrary.org or ask the team in charge through oecdilibrary@oecd.org.


STATISTICS


Statistics (http://data.oecd.org/)

Are you looking for statistics?

Visit our Data Portal http://data.oecd.org/ that you can access via the 'Data' tab  of the OECD home page. It regroups all OECD statistics around 12 topics. There, you can also the statistical news releases, resources and tools.


SEARCH FOR INFORMATION


Index (www.oecd.org/index)
Do you need to make a quick search?

Why not use our index Do let us know via webmaster@oecd.org if you want to suggest other entries and we will try our best to meet your needs.

Search Engine
Are you looking for specific information but you do not know where to find it?

Try our search engine available on the upper right side of the screen. 
An advanced search is also available at http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/search/advanced.

Statistics (http://data.oecd.org/)
Are you looking for statistics?

Visit our Data Portal http://data.oecd.org/ that you can access via the 'Data' tab  of the OECD home page. It regroups all OECD statistics around 12 topics. There, you can also the statistical news releases, resources and tools.

Acronyms and Abbreviations (www.oecd.org/acronyms)
Are you looking for the meaning of an acronym or abbreviation you have just come across?

You will certainly find it in our list of acronyms and abbreviations

OECD Library and Archives (www.oecd.org/libraryandarchives)
Would you like to carry out research at the OECD?

The OECD Library and Archives offers information, reference, and research services to both individual and institutional users. For more information, please visit www.oecd.org/libraryandarchives.

OECD Newsletters (www.oecd.org/newsletters/) 
Would you like to be kept up-to-date on our latest publications or receive topical newsletters?

You can receive this information in your inbox by registering to our newsletters

Market Research
Are you looking for statistics to carry out a market research?

Even if the OECD produces numerous statistics, a chamber of commerce and industry is a better place for requesting this type of information. You may nevertheless find useful information under 'International Trade Statistics' at www.oecd.org/std/its. Please keep also in mind that the Statistics Department can answer questions about OECD statistics and help you locate data online but it cannot provide you with specific data. Free online statistics can be accessed at http://data.oecd.org/



ONLINE SERVICES


MyOECD
Would you like to change your contact details and modify your centres of interest?

Simply click on 'MyOECD' in the footer of the OECD home page to update your contact details and modify the topics for which you want to receive information.

OECD Newsletters (www.oecd.org/newsletters/)
Would you like to be kept up-to-date on our latest publications or receive topical newsletters?

You can receive this information in your inbox by registering to our newsletters

OECD iLibrary (www.oecd-ilibrary.org)
Would you like to know more about this online library service for institutions?

Your institution can have online access to all OECD publications and statistics, through a single institutional subscription. Please visit the OECD iLibrary website at www.oecd-ilibrary.org or ask the team in charge through oecdilibrary@oecd.org.

 

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