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  • 18-June-2020

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    MOTIE-OECD Joint Conference on Industry and Trade in the Post-COVID-19 Era

    COVID-19 has placed unprecedented stress on domestic and global supply chains. GVCs are essential: No country is able to produce alone all the goods needed to fight the global health crisis.

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  • 17-June-2020

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    OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct : Access to Remedy – The Important Role of the NCPs

    During the first part of this Forum, almost a month ago, we discussed how RBC needs to be an integral part of a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, our discussion will focus on ‘access to remedy’, which is a key aspect of the work of the National Contact Points (NCPs) for RBC.

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  • 17-June-2020

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    Launch of the OECD report: Policy Actions for Housing Affordability in Latvia

    The COVID-19 pandemic has converted our homes into our principal places of leisure, but also into our offices and the schools of our children. By bringing our professional lives into our personal ones, the crisis has shone a spotlight on the importance of housing policies for our well-being and the broader economy.

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  • 16-June-2020

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    Cities in the World Webinar

    Two years ago, when we kicked-off this project together, we all agreed on one fundamental idea: we cannot talk about cities and provide adequate policy responses to the challenges they face without accurate and comparable data at a global scale. This is doubly important in the current context.

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  • 15-June-2020

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    OECD Competition Committee: Competition Policy in the Time of COVID-19

    The OECD has been actively supporting our members and partners throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As part of our response, we launched a Digital Hub on Tackling the Coronavirus, providing a single entry point to the OECD’s analysis on the economic and social impacts of COVID-19.

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  • 13-June-2020

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    Italian National Consultation Inaugural Session

    Our latest Economic Outlook, released last Wednesday, paints a very bleak picture. The 6% annual decline in global GDP that we project for 2020 is far bigger than any other decline we have seen in the 60 years of the OECD’s existence.

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  • 11-June-2020

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    UN High-level Thematic Debate on the Impact of Rapid Technological Change on the SDGs and Targets

    The format of today’s discussion bears witness to the rapid changes imposed upon us by the global coronavirus pandemic. In fact, Mr President: it was only six months ago that I had the privilege of welcoming you to Paris in person for a meeting of the OECD Council.

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  • 11-June-2020

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    OECD Workshop on Marine Plastic Litter

    Our discussions come at a particularly important time. Global plastics production has increased exponentially over the past 60 years, from next to nothing in 1950 to around 400 million metric tonnes today.

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  • 10-June-2020

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    First Ministerial Council Roundtable: The Path to Recovery: Alternative Scenarios and Macroeconomic Policies

    The OECD Economic Outlook which we released earlier today paints a grim picture. Our central scenario, assuming no resurgence of the virus in the coming months, forecasts a 6% decline in global GDP in 2020 – the largest annual decline in the OECD’s 60-year history.

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  • 10-June-2020

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    Virtual Session with Iceland’s Economic Council

    COVID-19 is the worst pandemic in more than a century, disrupting our economies and societies, as well as health systems, jobs and well-being. The economic impact is dire.

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