A selection of news stories about how the United States works with OECD member countries to advance economic growth and prosperity:
- Fighting for Economic Equality, International Heral Tribune, 29 June 2012
Ms. Kornbluh is U.S. ambassador to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — and as passionate as ever that women’s issues are fundamentally about economics. Her approach, she said, has been to persuade (mostly male) fellow ambassadors that championing women is ultimately in their national self-interest.
- OECD Adopts New Development Strategy, DipNote, 31 May 2012
We're particularly excited because the strategy will leverage for developing countries the OECD's knowledge, resources, and storehouse of economic policy best practices in areas such as tax, investment, economic growth, anti-corruption, and good governance. Non-members, such as Ghana and Malawi, will be partners in the effort working with the OECD's Development Assistance Committee and Development Centre.
- Russia Invited To Join Nuclear Energy Agency, RTTNews, 23 May 2012
The United States said it fully supports Russian membership, and looks forward to working with Russia in this area for the mutual benefit of all members. With its accession, Russia will bring its experience and focus on diverse nuclear energy technologies and approaches to the NEA, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.
- Jackson Says Obama Environmental Policies Aim to Boost Jobs While Cutting Pollution, BNA, 30 March 2012
Jackson said OECD's green growth framework—which calls for countries to use environmental protection regulation, taxation, and other policy tools to spur economy-boosting innovation in the private sector—appeals to a wide range of countries, including one as developed as the United States.
- Emanuel to host international meeting of mayors, foreign leaders, Chicago Sun-Times, 7 March 2012
This meeting — which was not flagged by the Emanuel administration since a news release Jan. 24 — was highlighted Wednesday by the OECD in a release. The U.S. Ambassador to the OECD is Karen Kornbluh, who was President Barack Obama’s policy chief when he was a senator from Illinois.
- UN agency seeks to quell fears over its plans for the Internet, FoxNews, 27 February 2012
“If there's a heavy-handed approach that's taken to regulate (the Internet), it reduces the value for everyone,” agreed Karen Kornbluh, U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
- No 'supranational regulatory body' should govern the Internet, say U.S. officials, Fierce Government IT, 16 January 2012
"We must continue to make the case that an Internet guided by the open and inclusive processes as articulated in the OECD policy-making principles," said Karen Kornbluh, the U.S. ambassador to the OECD, during the Brookings event.
- OECD Adopts Recommendation for Internet Policy Making Principles, DipNote, 14 January 2012
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) finished 2011 with an important step in international efforts to ensure the Internet remains an open platform that is secure and reliable, continuing to spur free expression and association, innovation, prosperity and job creation. As part of its mission to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world, OECD members adopted a Recommendation of the Council on Principles for Internet Policy Making.
- Web experts to government: Hands off, please, Medill on the Hill, 11 January 2012
“The Internet is very much a work in progress,” Weitzner said. “We want it to stay that way.”
- Officials See Limited Government Role in Internet Governance, National Journal, 11 January 2012
As opposed to individual government policies or strict international agreements, broad principles can help pressure other countries to preserve the Internet as a global platform, said Karen Kornbluh, U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Also appears in NextGov.com.