Study: Higher education a plus during tough economic times

PARIS, June 26 (UPI) -- Well-educated people are faring better in these tough economic times than those who left school without a good education, a think tank in Paris concluded.

OECD says poverty high in Israel

PARIS, May 16 (UPI) -- Israel has the highest rate of poverty among all developed countries, a report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says.

OECD says Japan should pay down debt

TOKYO, April 24 (UPI) -- The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development said Japan's economy was ready to grow, but warned long-term gains depended on a lighter debt burden.

World's unemployed to rise by 9 percent

PARIS, July 2 (UPI) -- Unemployment in the world's 30 richest countries could rise by 9 percent by the end of 2009, a research group from Paris said Wednesday.

Analysis: What did Bali achieve?

BERLIN, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The world's fight against climate change was almost dead this past weekend but the U.S. agreed to negotiate a new climate accord over the next two years.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

OECD says flood dangers will rise with sea

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Up to 150 million people, nearly four times the current number, could be at risk from floods by 2070 as the seas rise due to global warming, says a new report.

OECD: Pensions threaten Greek economy

ATHENS, Greece, May 30 (UPI) -- Greece's pension system threatens the country's economy, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday.

Joining OECD may headline Russian agenda

KAZAN, Russia, May 20 (UPI) -- Russian Economics Minister German Gref said Sunday his nation would likely soon join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Candidates for OECD's top job increase

PARIS, July 11 (UPI) -- Competition for the top job at Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is building with three countries already nominating citizens.