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  • 19-November-2018

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    2018 Global Strategy Group : Opening session

    Technology never stands still. Changing circumstances and human ingenuity ensure that we constantly find new and better ways to do things. Innovation and technological progress are essential for improving well-being and making our economic systems more sustainable and inclusive.

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  • 19-November-2018

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    Panel discussion with civil society representatives

    The OECD has a long tradition of engaging with civil society. In fact, the OECD Council Resolution on relations with civil society dates from 1962, one year after our establishment. Formally, BIAC and TUAC are our two main entities with which we interact regularly, but we have seen over time a growing engagement of our committees with Civil Society Organisations.

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  • 19-November-2018

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    14th Annual Meeting of the OECD Network on Fiscal Relations Across Levels of Government

    The Fiscal Network is an inspiring example of horizontal collaboration between the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTP), the Economics Department (ECO), the Public Governance Directorate (GOV) and the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) – as well as their respective committees (CFA, EPC, PGC and RDPC).

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  • 14-November-2018

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    Levelling the playing field: the OECD’s commitment to combating corruption and promoting integrity

    Corruption remains one of the most pressing challenges of our time. It promotes mistrust in governments, public institutions, banks, corporations, politicians, political parties, democracies, you name it. It corrodes our social fabric. To provide a stark example, a 2017 survey, highlights that only 15% of citizens felt the system was working for them, and 69% expressed concerns about ‘corruption’.

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  • 13-November-2018

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    Visit by Carlos Alvarado, President, Costa Rica to the OECD

    “Unity in diversity” has been President Alvarado’s trademark since taking office, a vocation that resonates well with the OECD’s focus on inclusive growth and our ongoing efforts to improve international co-operation.

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  • 13-November-2018

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    Special Session of the OECD Council: Visit by Carlos Alvarado, President, Costa Rica

    Costa Rica and the OECD have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship. In 2013, Costa Rica sought our expertise in order to advance its reform agenda by commissioning a number of policy reviews, adhering to legal instruments and participating actively in OECD bodies.

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  • 13-November-2018

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    OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment

    We are already living with the alarming consequences of global warming. Weather events this year — record-breaking heatwaves, wildfires, heavy rains, major tropical storms, diminishing Arctic sea ice — have given us a taste of what will happen if climate change intensifies.

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  • 12-November-2018

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    Meeting of the OECD Council – Address by Colombian President: Mr Iván Duque

    2018 has been a momentous year for Colombia. Five years after opening official accession talks, it successfully completed its accession process to the OECD and was invited by the Council to become one of our members last May. As you know, Colombia will become the 37th Member of the Organisation following the deposit of its instrument of accession to the OECD Convention, which we hope will happen very soon.

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  • 9-November-2018

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    Hand-over of the Global Deal to the OECD by Swedish PM Stefan Löfven

    Prime Minister, let me start by thanking you. The OECD is honoured by the confidence you are placing in us and in our esteemed colleagues from the ILO. Together, we look forward to supporting and developing the Global Deal partnership as it enters into a promising new phase.

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  • 9-November-2018

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    Meeting with the members of the Council with H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

    Sustainable economic and social development are central to peace, and to the prosperity of current and future generations. The landmark UN agreements on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Climate Agreement provide us with aspirational frameworks to work towards these goals, but we still have a long way to go to deliver on the promise of leaving no one behind.

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