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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.

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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

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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.

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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.
Angel Gurria
The Secretary General-elect of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria of Mexico attends the OECD Forum in Paris, on May 22, 2006. Gurria is to be officially appointed to replace Donald Johnston on May 24. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)

José Ángel Gurría Treviño (born May 8, 1950, Tampico, Tamaulipas) is a Mexican economist and diplomat. He is the current secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since June 1, 2006.

Gurría graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and undertook postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds, in the United Kingdom and at Harvard University, in the United States. He served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1994–1999) and as Secretary of Finance (1999–2000) in the Ernesto Zedillo administration. In Foreign Affairs he opposed the Helms-Burton Act and in Treasury he restructured the foreign debt. He also negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and requested financial aid during the 1994 crisis.

Gurría has also been President and CEO of the National Development Bank (Nafin) of Mexico and President and CEO of the Foreign Trade Bank (Bancomext). From 2003 to 2005 he was a chair member of the Inter-American Development Bank's External Advisory Group.

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