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  • 5-March-2020

    English

    Global Forum on Environment : Mainstreaming Gender and Empowering Women for Environmental Sustainability

    As we roll up our sleeves to fight the global environmental crisis and protect out planet, let’s make sure women’s voices are heard by mainstreaming gender into environmental policies and empowering women to engage in environmental policymaking and management.

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  • 27-February-2020

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    Launch of OECD-IIASA report ‘Systematic Thinking for Policy-making'

    In policymaking, we hear the word “system” all the time. The economic system. The education system. The financial system. The political system. The social system… However, we rarely hear the word system attached to the word “approach”.

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  • 26-February-2020

    English

    Launch of the OECD Competition Trends 2020

    It is now widely accepted that strong competition contributes to a country’s competitiveness and economic growth. Well-documented benefits of competition include lower prices, higher productivity, more innovation and job creation, and in some cases, more responsible business conduct.

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  • 26-February-2020

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    Meeting of the OECD Global Parliamentary Network

    Our discussions with MPs from around the globe are an important highlight in our yearly agendas. Through this dialogue with Parliamentarians, we are able to better connect with society, with different regions and constituencies. We are able to go to a more granular level.

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  • 25-February-2020

    English

    Opening speech: Steering Group Meeting for the Horizontal Housing Project

    It’s great to see so much expertise gathered around the table. It is crucial to discuss how to design housing policies with stakeholders from Committees, Delegations and experts from OECD and academia. Your contributions and expertise are critical for shaping this project.

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  • 23-February-2020

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session 2 – Enhancing Access to Opportunities

    Joblessness of the young is a particular challenge. The OECD has estimated that in G20 countries 218 million young people aged 15 to 29 are neither in employment nor in education or training. This perpetuates a vicious cycle of exclusion resulting in wasted talent, lower aggregate productivity growth and even greater inequalities.

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  • 23-February-2020

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    20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting - Session 1 – Global Economy

    In our latest Outlook released in November, we projected global growth to remain below or around 3% for the next two years, the lowest rates since the financial crisis. Since then, manufacturing survey indicators such as export orders have begun to stabilise.

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  • 23-February-2020

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    Session 5 – International Taxation, G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

    I’m happy to report on the positive progress towards a consensus-based solution to the tax challenges arising from digitalisation, achieved last month at the G20/OECD Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, gathering over 350 delegates.

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  • 22-February-2020

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    G20 International Tax Symposium Opening Remarks

    I would like to start by thanking the Saudi Presidency and Minister Al-Jadaan for hosting this Symposium, which comes at the right time. International taxation has never been that high on the global political agenda, and has never attracted so much attention from people and citizens.

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  • 14-February-2020

    English

    “The Evolution of Violence Across North and West Africa” Munich Security Conference event

    It is a great pleasure to launch the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC)’s report on the Geography of Conflict in North and West Africa at the Munich Security Conference, the world’s leading forum for debating international security issues.

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