Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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The OECD is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 36 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. It is a forum of countries describing themselves as committed to democracy and the market economy, providing a platform to compare policy experiences, seeking answers to common problems, identify good practices and coordinate domestic and international policies of its members. Most OECD members are high-income economies with a very high Human Development Index (HDI) and are regarded as developed countries. As of 2017, the OECD member states collectively comprised 62.2% of global nominal GDP and 42.8% of global GDP at purchasing power parity. OECD is an official United Nations observer. (WP)

Special Bodies

International Energy Agency

The IEA "works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 30 member countries and beyond". Its mission is guided by 4 main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.ref
The IEA family of 30 Member countries and 8 Association countries accounts for ~75% of global energy consumption and more than 50% of global energy production. It works on energy policies, holds training around the world, and collaborates with 6,000+ experts from govt, industry & research.

Nuclear Energy Agency

The NEA is an inter-governmental agency that facilitates co-operation among countries with advanced nuclear technology infrastructures to seek excellence in nuclear safety, technology, science, environment and law.
The NEA's mission is: "To assist its member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for a safe, environmentally sound and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. It strives to provide authoritative assessments and to forge common understandings on key issues as input to government decisions on nuclear energy policy and to broader OECD analyses in areas such as energy and the sustainable development of low-carbon economies". ref

The NEA has always been concerned with the problem of radioactive waste disposal and for the past 15 years, this has been a priority area, with a primary focus on deep disposal of high-level, long-lived radioactive waste. The NEA's principal role is to assist Member countries in the development of methodologies to assess the long-term safety of radioactive waste disposal systems and to increase confidence in their application and results. This is done through the exchange of information and experience among national experts, and by joint studies of issues important for safety assessment.ref

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