Article 1 of the OECD Convention defines the Organisation’s mission as being to:
support economic growth
raise living standards
maintain financial stability
assist other countries’ economic development
contribute to growth in world trade
Who drives OECD’s work? Council Oversight and strategic direction Representatives of member countries and of the European Commission; decisions taken by consensus Committees Discussion and implementation Representatives of member countries and of invited non-members work with the OECD Secretariat on specific issues Secretariat Analysis and proposals Secretary-General Deputy Secretaries-General Directorates
a strong record on biotechnology-related topics through work that spans more than 25 years.
improving our understanding of how Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) contribute to sustainable economic growth and social well-being and their role in the shift towards knowledge-based societies.
development of indicators to benchmark countries' innovation performance.
Improving transparency and ethics in international business
Principles of Corporate Governance
Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Polluter-Pays Principle (PPP)
Simplifying tax issues in international transactions
Model Tax Convention
Helping emerging and transition economies
Co-operation programmes with emerging market economies including China, India and Brazil
Some OECD facts Two official languages: English & French Secretariat staff: more than 2500 OECD’s headquarters are located in Paris, France OECD’s Secretary-General is Mr. Angel Gurría The OECD’s total budget is € 340 million (2007)