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  • 24-September-2020

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    Leaders Campaign for the Virtual Event “Nature for Life: Putting Nature at the Heart of Sustainable Development and Green Recovery”

    Nature is life! The life of countless species and intricate ecosystems that make up the biodiversity on which our own lives depend.

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  • 24-September-2020

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    Launch of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2020: Digital Transformation for Building Back Better

    The COVID-19 crisis is having an enormous impact. According to our latest analyses, global GDP will fall by 4.5% in 2020, before growing by 5% in 2021.

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  • 23-September-2020

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    Video Message for the UN Secretary-General’s event on Digital Co-operation

    At the OECD, we are revising our Recommendation on Broadband Development to promote widespread, affordable and high-quality communication services that can help narrow the digital divide.

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  • 22-September-2020

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    G20 Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting

    The world is in the grip of the worst health, social and economic crisis of our lifetime. The OECD Interim Economic Assessment, released last week, forecasts global growth to fall by 4.5% this year, before rebounding by 5% in 2021.

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  • 22-September-2020

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    Meeting of Experts on the establishment of a Global Fund "Social Protection for All"

    Never before have our social protection systems faced such a test. Millions of workers have lost their jobs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many more have fallen into inactivity or are working partial hours.

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  • 18-September-2020

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    21st World Knowledge Forum: COVID-19 and the New Economic Normal

    The world is in the grip of the worst health, social and economic crisis of our lifetime. The 6% contraction in global GDP that we project for 2020 in our most recent Economic Outlook is the largest in the 60 years of the OECD’s existence.

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  • 18-September-2020

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    International Equal Pay Day 2020: Building back a better future of work by ensuring pay equity

    cross the world, the Gender Pay Gap remains at around 20%. The situation is marginally better in OECD countries, where the average gap is 13% at median earnings. But progress remains slow: over the past twenty years, we have only seen a reduction of 5 percentage points.

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  • 17-September-2020

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    States of Fragility 2020 Launch: Fragile Contexts in a Fragile World

    The spread of the coronavirus has aggravated and multiplied issues of fragility across countries and regions. It has contributed to mass unemployment, increased poverty, heightened inequalities, political unrest and rising gender-based violence.

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  • 14-September-2020

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    Third Ministerial Council Roundtable: Making the Green Recovery Work for Jobs, Income and Growth

    While emissions are expected to drop by around 8% this year due to lockdown measures, the IPCC says that they would need to continue to drop at around the same rate every year from now until 2030 in order to stand the best chance of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This gives you an idea of the sheer and urgent challenge we face.

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  • 10-September-2020

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    Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit

    The pandemic is harming the health, social and material well-being of all children worldwide and the most vulnerable children are suffering the most. While saving lives is a priority during a pandemic, school closures, social distancing and confinement widen inequalities between children.

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