Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - OECD
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - OECD (OECD, www.oecd.org) is an international organization that provides a forum in which member countries can discuss the economic policies relating to sustainable economic growth, employment and environment. The main topics include pros and cons of the global economy, corporate governance issues, creation jobs, foster strong education, fight international tax evasion, need for adjustment of financing in economic and social fields.
One of the most relevant task of the OECD includes elaboration of professional studies and statistics about main economic indicators and peer country review. The official economic surveys of the OECD member countries are published every 18 - 24 months
The OECD headquarters is in Paris.
Members: 38 member states
- Original member states are (1961) Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Iceland, Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Italy (1962). Members through accession are Japan (1964), Finland (1969), Australia (1971), New Zealand (1973), Mexico (1994), the Czech Republic (1995), Poland (1996), Hungary (1996), the Republic of Korea (1996), the Slovak Republic (2000). Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia acceded to OECD in 2010. In 2016 Latvia and in 2018 Lithuania became full members.
There are OECD specialized committees and working groups (or fora, sub-groups, panels) which contribute to the work of the OECD. Decision-making power is vested in the OECD Council. It is made up of one representative per member country, where Slovakia is represented by Head of Permanent Delegation of the Slovak Republic to the OECD in Paris.
Slovak Republic and the OECD
The Slovak Republic officially deposited the Instrument of Accession with the French Government as the depositor of the OECD and subsequently became the member of the OECD on 14 December 2000.
The 2019 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) assembled on 22-23 May, 2019 under the Presidency of the Slovak Republic focused on the theme of “Harnessing Digital Transition for Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges”.
Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic is represented in the following Committees:
- Economic Policy Committee
- Economic and Development Review Committee – Ministry of Finance ensures and participates at work on periodic surveys of the Slovak Republic published by the OECD under title „OECD Economic Surveys Slovak Republic“ every 18 - 24 months
- Public Governance Committee
- Insurance and Private Pensions Committee
- Committee on Financial Markets
- Corporate Governance Committee
- Committee on Fiscal Affairs
- Investment Committee
- Development Assistance Committee
Slovakia and OECD
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
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