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Chemische gevaren OESO-programma’s om de focus te verleggen


The programme will be reviewed over the next 18 months to take into account the development of several comprehensive chemicals regulatory regimes in member countries and generally tighter resources. The focus will shift towards more specialised hazard assessment activities. The programme has brought together chemical regulators, representatives from industry and NGOs from around the world who not only produced and agreed hazard assessments of chemicals but also introduced or developed concepts that were to have a far-reaching effect on chemi... Lees Meer »

OESO stelt roadmap voor het lidmaatschap van Letland


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said: “Launching talks with Latvia underlines the Organisation’s commitment to broaden its reach and its position as a global standard setter. Our joint objective is to work together to bring Latvia’s policies closer to OECD best practices.” The first step in the process will see Latvia submit an Initial Memorandum setting out its position on some 250 OECD legal instruments (see This will in turn lead to a series of technical reviews by OECD experts, who will collect further information... Lees Meer »

Persconferentie 18 oktober: Latin American Economic Outlook 2014


Friday, 18 October 2013 Ibero-American Summit - Panama City, Panama 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Venue: Pink Pearl Salon, Hotel Westin Playa Bonita, Km 6 Camino a Veracruz Panama City The OECD will present the eighth edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook: Logistics and competitiveness for development on Friday 18 October at 5:00 p.m, in the margins of the Ibero-American Summit in Panama City, Panama. This year’s report focuses on how the region can enhance its logistics performance and makes policy recommendations on strengthening trade li... Lees Meer »

Opkomende Aziatische economieën naar verwachting blijven veerkrachtig, maar structurele hervormingen zijn cruciaal, zegt nieuwe Economic Outlook voor Zuidoost-Azië, China en India


The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India says Indonesia is projected to be the fastest-growing ASEAN‑6 economy with an average annual growth rate of 6.0% in 2014‑18, followed by the Philippines with 5.8%. Real GDP growth in Malaysia and Thailand is projected to increase by an annual 5.1% and 4.9% respectively, led by domestic demand, especially in infrastructure investment and private consumption. Singapore’s economy is forecast to grow by 3.3%. Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam are expected to grow at a robust pace over t... Lees Meer »

Lezing over Klimaatverandering door OESO-secretaris-generaal Angel Gurría in Londen op woensdag 9 oktober


Mr Gurría will specifically discuss how consistent carbon price signals can help reduce fossil fuel dependence, encourage renewables and energy efficiency, foster the deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies and influence the flow of future investments in the energy sector. The event will be introduced and chaired by Professor Nicolas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. The event is co-hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright and Climate Change Capital, and is open to the media, a... Lees Meer »

Persconferentie: Economic Outlook voor Zuidoost-Azië 2014


The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2014 - an annual publication - provides an update of medium-term macroeconomic trends (including five-year projections and impact of monetary easing in OECD countries on Asia), country-specific structural policy notes and a thematic focus which varies in each volume. The special thematic focus of 2014 edition is dedicated to policy priorities for growing beyond “middle-income trap” in Emerging Asia. More information on: Participation: Should you ... Lees Meer »

Zweden is een gulle donor die ontwikkeling heeft gezet in het hart van haar buitenlands beleid


“Sweden has put development at the heart of its foreign policy agenda, showing a strong willingness to take the lead in addressing global challenges,” said OECD DAC Chair Erik Solheim. “We commend Sweden for its efforts to meet a medium-term goal of maintaining aid at 1% of GNI, and remain confident that recently completed reforms should strengthen its ability to deliver an effective aid programme.” A new DAC review of Sweden notes that its 2003 Policy for Global Development continues to provide a strong foundation for development co-operati... Lees Meer »

Costa Rica tekent OESO-overeenkomst om investeringen te stimuleren


Welcoming Costa Rica’s signing of the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said at a signing ceremony in Paris: “Costa Rica’s ability to attract foreign investment has helped transform its economy to make it more diversified and knowledge-intensive. Signing the OECD Declaration is another important step that will deepen its international integration and benefit growth and development.” As an adherent to the Declaration, Costa Rica commits to providing national treatme... Lees Meer »

OESO-landen pakken de veiligheid van de vervaardigde nanomaterialen


Gefabriceerde nanomaterialen chemische deeltjes die nieuwe eigenschappen vertonen in tegenstelling tot hetzelfde materiaal zonder nanoschaal functies. Deze nieuwe kenmerken bieden mogelijkheden voor nieuwe commerciële toepassingen, zoals zonnecellen met silicium nanokristallen een hogere efficiëntie. Ze verhogen ook vragen over mogelijke onbedoelde risico's voor mens en milieu. Bijvoorbeeld nieuwe gefabriceerde nanomaterialen hebben toepassingen in zonnebrandmiddelen en cosmetica, en dus de mogelijke risico's van hun blootstelling aan de consum... Lees Meer »

The Slovak Republic joins the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)


Slovakia’s accession to the DAC comes after a period of rapid expansion in its development activities, notably growth of official development assistance (ODA) from $28 million to $92 million over the 2004-08 period. Its bilateral assistance is concentrated in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, as well as in several low-income countries including Kenya, South Sudan and Afghanistan. Projects and programmes focus on building democratic institutions and a market economy, as well as on promoting social, economic and infrastructure development. The Slov... Lees Meer »

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