Pursuant to article I of the Convention signed in Paris on 14th Decem’rwr. 1960. and whichcame into force on 30th September. 196i. the Drganisation for Ecortomic Co-operation andDevelopment (OECD) shall promote policies designed:- to achieve the highest sustainable economic growth and empicymenr And a risingstandard of living in Member countries, while maintaining financial stability. and thus toconrribure to the development of the world economy:- to contribute to sound economic expansion in .Member as well as non-member rnuntriesin the process of economic development; and- to contribute to the expansion of world trade on a multilateral. non-discriminatory basisin accordance v:ith international obligations.The Signatories of the Convention on the OECD are Austria, Belgium, Canada. Denmark,France. the Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Iceland. Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg. theNetherlands. Norway, Portugal, Spain. Sweden. Switzerland. Turkey, the United Kingdomand the United States. The following countries acceded subsequently to this Convention (thedates zre those on which the instruments of accession were deposited): Japan (28th April,1964). Finland (28th January, 1969). Australia (7th June, i971) and New Zealand(29th May. 1973).The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia takes part in certain work of the OECD(agreement oi 2Bth Octo~~i. :96!).
The Dewiopmenr G-are o/the Orgrmisarionfor Economic Co-o.cera:ion and Deveio?menr wasestablished by decision of the OECD Council on 23rd Octcber. IQ62The purpose of rhe Cemrz is to bring rcgether the knowledge and experience ovaiioble inMember cormtries of both economic developmew and the formulatim and exeurion of generalpolicies ofeconomic aid: 10 adapf such knowledge and experience 10 rhe actual weds of countriesor regions in the process of development and to put rbe rendts (I, the dispwd of the countries byapproptiae meaN.The Cemre has a specilrl and oufonmnous posirion within rhe OECD which enables if to enjoysciemi$c independence in the execution
fs task. Nevertheless. the Cenne can draw tqwa meexperience Orv: knowledge available in the OECD in the development field.
P”bM cn rrar$ais ow c ,ifR :LA TECHNOLOGiE APPROPRIEEDANS LE MONDE“NE ANALYSE 0”ANlTTATI”E0 DECD, 1983Appiication for pamission to reproduce or translateall or wl of this publicaior: should be made to:Director of !nformation. OECD2, rue Andr&Pascal, 75175 PARIS ‘CEDEX 16, France.