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Kiyotaka Akasaka, deputy secretary-general at the OECD, has been appointed United Nations Undersecretary general for communications and public information. Mr Akasaka came to the OECD in 2003 and has most recently been responsible for the OECD’s work on development, the environment, sustainable development and for partnerships with other international organisations. Mr Akasaka takes up his new post in spring 2007.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría congratulated Mr Akasaka, describing him as an excellent communicator who raised “awareness and understanding of the work of the OECD” and hoped that his appointment would facilitate co-operation between the two organisations.For articles by Mr Akasaka on water and climate change in the OECD Observer, go to www.oecdobserver.org , search “Akasaka”.OECD Observer N°260, March 2007  

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