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  • 7-December-2010

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    Korea and Finland top OECD’s latest PISA survey of education performance

    Korea and Finland top the OECD’s latest PISA survey of reading literacy among 15-year olds, which for the first time tested students’ ability to manage digital information, according to OECD's PISA 2009 results.

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  • 3-December-2010

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    Genomics: offering the promise of a better future? 6 – 7 December at OECD headquarters in Paris

    Genomics: offering the promise of a better future? 6 – 7 December at OECD headquarters in Paris

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  • 19-November-2010

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    Environment: OECD improves access to information on effects of industrial chemicals

    The OECD eChemPortal, which offers comprehensive information on chemical substances, has been updated to offer better access to a wider range of data.

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  • 11-November-2010

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    G20: OECD Statement to G20 Leaders in Seoul, Session on Global Economy and Framework

    The OECD Secretary-General presents a report prepared for G20 Seoul Summit. The report is structured as follows. First, it elaborates on how the policy priorities identified in the OECD structural surveillance process and by G20 countries in their national policy templates would contribute to stronger growth, sounder public finances and more sustainable global imbalances. The Report then discusses options for strengthening the OECD

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  • 9-November-2010

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    Governance: Ministerial meeting with news briefing, Venice, 15 November

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will meet with OECD ministers in Venice on Monday 15 November to discuss the challenges of delivering effective public services at a time of tightened budgets. Journalists are invited to attend a news conference at 1.00 p.m.

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  • 27-October-2010

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    Germany: Development assistance still below target

    Germany has been one of the world’s largest bilateral donors for the past two decades, but it spent only 0.35% of its national income on official development assistance (ODA) in 2009.

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  • 20-October-2010

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    United States: OECD recognises anti-bribery enforcement and recommends enhancements

    Transnational bribery enforcement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has increased significantly since the last OECD evaluation of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by the United States, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 18-October-2010

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    Corruption: Finland should boost awareness among businesses of liability for foreign bribery, says OECD

    Finland needs to take urgent steps to raise awareness among Finnish companies that they are criminally liable under Finnish law if they, or their local agents or subsidiaries on their behalf, bribe public officials when doing business abroad.

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  • 7-October-2010

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    Health: Improving healthcare is vital for long-term growth

    With austerity the order of the day in most OECD countries, the public is understandably anxious that budget cuts do as little harm as possible to the services they depend on. Few sectors capture the dilemmas this poses for policymakers quite like healthcare.

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  • 4-October-2010

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    OECD standards taken up in fight against conflict minerals

    Efforts to end trade in conflict minerals advanced last week when 11 African countries endorsed an OECD system for responsible sourcing of raw materials.

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