OECD celebrates 50 year's

Sweden, along with 19 other countries, signed the Convention founding the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development on 14 December 1960.

The OEEC (Organisation for European Economic Cooperation) was the predecessor to the OECD and was established in 1947 to administrate the Marshall-aid.

The objective of the organisation is to support sustainable economic growth, boost employment and raise living standards, maintain financial stability, assist other countries’ economic development and contribute to growth in world trade.

For the 50th anniversary, the Organisation has a clear message: help governments to create "better policies for a better life"

Read more on the website of the OECD 
OECD's 50th Anniversary Week
Members and partners
Speech by Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, delivered at Elysée Palace on 13 December 2010

OECD 50th Anniversary Video Competition
Competition winners