Israel's accession to the OECD




7 September 2010 - In signing the OECD Convention, Israel pledged its full dedication to achieving the Organisation’s fundamental aims.  Pictured (from left to right):  Mr. Frédéric Depétris, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France, Ms. Josée Fecteau, Legal Affairs, OECD, Ms Nicole de Lapeyrière, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France,  Mr. Raphaël Morav, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Israel, France.




29 June 2010 - An Accession Agreement was signed in Paris, France. This agreement defined the obligations of OECD membership and included Israel specific remarks on acceptance of OECD legal instruments. Pictured (from left to right): Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, Orit Noked, Deputy Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor, Nimrod Barkan, Israeli Ambassador to Multilateral Organizations and Israeli Ambassador to France, Daniel Shek after the signature of the Accession Agreement.





10 May 2010 - The OECD issued an invitation to Israel to become a member of the OECD. The invitation resulted from the OECD Council's positive assessment of Israel's position with respect to OECD instruments, standards and benchmarks. Pictured (from left to right) Antonio Armellini, Italy's Ambassador to the OECD; Angel Gurría, Secretary-General and Nicola Bonucci, Director of Legal Affairs.
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19 January 2010 - Israel signed an Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the Organisation. The purpose of this agreement is to enable the Organisation to fully and efficiently discharge its responsibilities. Pictured (from left to right): Avigdor Lieberman, Foreign Affairs Minister with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría sign the Privileges and Immunities Agreement.


2007-2009 - 18 OECD committees reviewed Israel policies. These reviews assessed the country’s position on OECD legal instruments and the degree of coherence of policies with those of OECD member countries, in what amounts to a sort of 360 degree in-depth review of the candidate country.



30 November 2007 - The OECD Council approved the Roadmap for the accession of Israel to the OECD Convention.  An accession roadmap sets out the terms, conditions and process for OECD accession. Pictured: Oren BAR EL, Economic Counsellor, Israeli Embassy, France, receives the roadmap from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.



16 May 2007 - The OECD Council at Ministerial level adopted a resolution to open discussions with Israel for its membership of the Organisation, along with Chile, Estonia, the Russian Federation and Slovenia.




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