Cape Verde becomes member of OECD Development Centre

25 February 2011

Paris, France, 25 Feb – The Centre for Development of The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and (OECD) confirmed Thursday in Paris that Cape Verde has joined the institution, which now has 39 members.

In a statement issued in Paris, the Cape Verdean Foreign Affairs Minister, José Brito noted that Cape Verde’s membership was a reason to celebrate as it opened up a variety of opportunities as well as sharing of development experiences.

According to Brito, the Centre works as a “strategic interface” for the international development community, helping political decision-makers within the OECD states and developing countries to find innovative solutions for the global development challenges, reducing poverty and inequality.

The Centre for Development was set up in 1962, two years after the OECD was founded. (macauhub)