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About OECD

The OECD, which traces its roots to the Marshall Plan, groups 36 member countries committed to democratic government and the market economy. It provides a forum where governments can compare and exchange policy experiences, identify good practices and adopt decisions and recommendations. Dialogue, consensus, and peer review and pressure are at the very heart of the OECD.

The OECD is working for a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy. The principal aim of the Organisation is to promote policies for sustainable economic growth and employment, a rising standard of living, and trade liberalisation. By “sustainable economic growth” the OECD means growth that balances economic, social and environmental considerations.

The OECD is one of the world’s largest and most reliable sources of comparable statistical, economic and social data. It monitors trends, collects data, analyses and forecasts economic development, and investigates evolving patterns in a broad range of public policy areas such as agriculture, development co-operation, education, employment, taxation and trade, science, technology, industry and innovation in addition to environment. The OECD family of organisations also includes the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

The OECD is helping its member governments to develop and implement high-quality chemicals management policies and

instruments. These countries now have sciencebased, rigorous and comprehensive systems for assessing and managing the risks of chemicals. But implementation of such regulatory systems can be time-consuming and expensive.

Therefore OECD countries work together to combine their skills and knowledge, avoid duplication of testing, minimise non-tariff distortions to trade and ultimately be more efficient and effective.

OECD will be represented by Mr. Peter KEARNS with lecture: Recent Developments in Tools for Testing and Assessing Nanomaterials

Learn more about Mr. Peter KEARNS : “BIO


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