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  • 20-October-2015

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    Opinion: Starting with Africa

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are due to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the end of this year. The SDGs cover a wide range of issues; their goals include ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests.

  • 14-October-2015

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    The Carbon Clock is ticking!

    It has become the accepted wisdom that meeting the global climate challenge will require zero net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the end of this century. Read the full op-ed by Gabriela Ramos, OECD Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 13-October-2015

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    The EU Social Protection Systems Programme – a joint effort towards the SDGs

    The international community now recognizes the importance of social protection’s cross-cutting policy approach to make a real difference for real people. Social protection is placed prominently across the 17 SDG goals.

  • 13-October-2015

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    International conference for the economic recovery and development of Mali

    This conference brought together the Mali government and civil society, international partners, investors and diaspora to discuss the economic recovery and development of Mali.

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  • 8-October-2015

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    Is migration good for development? Wrong question!

    This summer’s conference in Addis Ababa acknowledged migration’s positive contribution to development. The newly adopted SDGs now take the next step of announcing migration-related targets. The SDGs recognise the need to protect the rights of migrant workers, especially women migrants, adopt well-managed migration policies and reduce remittance fees.

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  • 7-October-2015

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría presents new Multi-Dimensional Country Review to Peruvian President Ollanta Humala

    Economic and social reforms over the past two decades have enabled Peru to significantly improve growth and well-being while raising incomes and reducing poverty.

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  • 7-October-2015

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    Climate financing momentum builds

    Public and private finance mobilised by developed countries for climate action in developing countries reached USD 62 billion in 2014, up from USD 52 billion in 2013 and making an average of USD 57 billion annually over the 2013-14 period, according to a new OECD study in collaboration with Climate Policy Initiative (CPI).

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  • 7-October-2015

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    Measuring discrimination will bring the gender equality global goal a step closer

    A warning often repeated since the Rio+20 summit is that lessons learned from the millennium development goals should not be forgotten when the sustainable development goals – the new development framework adopted at the United Nations general assembly – replace them. Such concerns seem warranted given the mixed report card on the MDGs.

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  • 6-October-2015

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    Ghana becomes the 50th member of the OECD Development Centre

    Ghana’s entry today into the OECD Development Centre marks a significant stride in support of the country’s inclusive growth and development strategy. It also deepens the Centre’s global representativeness and institutional cooperation with pan-African arenas as it welcomes its 9th African member country.

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  • 6-October-2015

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    How the private sector can advance development

    The recently adopted SDGs for the post-2015 era focus on economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection as interconnected dimensions of broader global development. Unlike the MDGs, achieving this new set of ambitious goals calls for bolder action from diverse actors across society, whose collective efforts outweigh what they could deliver individually. And the private sector is not least among these actors. Why?

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