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  • 12-November-2019

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    Launch of the OECD Observatory of Civic Space – Paris Peace Forum

    C'est avec un très grand plaisir que je reviens cette année au Forum de Paris sur la Paix, avec lequel l’OCDE a établi un partenariat étroit. D’ailleurs, les projets que nous présentons lors de cette édition en témoignent.

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  • 31-October-2019

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    OECD Secretary-General extends condolences to the family of Mrs. Sadako Ogata

    It is with great sorrow that we received the news of the death of Mrs. Sadako Ogata. On behalf of all of us working at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, I would like to extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives, friends and loved ones of Mrs. Ogata, and to the people of Japan for their great loss.

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  • 30-October-2019

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    4th BIAC Health Forum: Achieving the SDGs on health, innovation & partnerships

    It is my pleasure to close the 4th Business at the OECD Forum on Health “Achieving the SDGs on health, innovation & partnerships”. I would like to thank the BIAC Secretary-General, Russel Mills, and his team for their efforts to organise this Forum.

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  • 29-October-2019

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    OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment

    We are facing myriad environmental challenges. Global temperatures have risen by almost one degree relative to pre industrial levels. Extreme weather events such as record breaking heatwaves, wildfires, heavy rains and major tropical storms are intensifying.

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  • 28-October-2019

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    Joint AREI-OECD-EU event on “Advancing Access to Clean Energy in Africa”

    Advancing access to clean energy across Africa is essential. Over 645 million people still lack access to electricity across the continent, and around 40% of formal businesses report a lack of access to electricity as a major constraint.

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  • 25-October-2019

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    EMnet event “Colombia and the OECD: collaborating for competitiveness”

    Strengthening Colombia's competitiveness is essential for promoting more inclusive and sustainable growth which can improve the well-being of Colombians. And we are pleased to see that the Colombian government is committed to this objective.

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  • 25-October-2019

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    Harnessing the Digital Transformation to Boost Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Productivity is a key ingredient for the inclusive and sustainable development of Latin American and Caribbean countries. Productivity emanates from the efficient organisation of our economies: the dynamism of our enterprises, the quality of our education and research systems, investment in innovative technologies, the dissemination of knowledge to stakeholders, and the availability of an adequate transport infrastructure.

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  • 25-October-2019

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    Launch of “Going Digital in Colombia” Review

    In recent years, Colombia has been growing fast and converging to higher living standards. Average annual growth rates have been among the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in fact much higher than the OECD average.

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  • 24-October-2019

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    Opening of the Inter-ministerial Commission on OECD Affairs

    It gives me great pleasure to address for the first time this High-Level Commission on OECD Affairs. I would like to thank Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez for her leadership in this important endeavour.

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  • 24-October-2019

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    International Conference on the Policy Uses of Well-being and Sustainable Development Indicators in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Latin America has made significant progress in recent decades. It has consolidated a middle class, strengthened its institutions, and implemented structural reforms in key areas. It is now crucial to refocus its economic policy, and all other public policies, on the well-being of its people.

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