Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Miami, 2-3 November 2017 to attend the Council of the Americas Symposium & 23rd Bravo Business Awards.
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Selected findings for the United States from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
Digitalisation is having a profound impact on our societies. It offers many opportunities as a driver of innovation in the private and public sectors. We are already seeing, for example, how our tax administrations are benefiting from these new technologies to enhance services to taxpayers, improve tax compliance and tackle tax evasion and avoidance.
The latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecast global GDP growth to increase from around 3% last year to just over 3½% this year and next. Supported by policy stimulus, growth performance has been strong in the first half of the year and more synchronised across the world. Argentina, Brazil and Russia are returning to growth.
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Selected findings for the United States from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
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Unemployment has fallen faster in the US than on average across OECD countries. At 4.3% in May, it is now below it pre-crisis level in 2007. However, employment in the US, as a share of the population aged 15-74, remains 2.4 percentage points below its pre-crisis value in 2007.
We are here today because we think it’s time to put water at the top of our global agenda. It’s time to get our water act together. I want to thank the Council on Foreign Relations for hosting us as we launch this call. And I thank in particular PJ Simmons for introducing this discussion.
OECD Secretary-General's written statement highlighting key points to address in order to make global growth stronger and more inclusive.
OECD Secretary-General's written statement on the need for collective responsibility to deliver the 2030 Agenda, highlighting that international co-operation must be stepped up to maximise the impact of record-high ODA flows, and create new development partnership tools that allow for holistic and inclusive approaches to common global challenges.