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Selected findings for the United States from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
We are witnessing the highest levels of migration and displacement on record. According to UNHCR, 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, including nearly 22.5 million refugees.
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 global economy is now growing at its fastest pace since 2010, with the upturn becoming increasingly synchronised across countries. This long awaited lift to global growth, facilitated by policy support, is being accompanied with solid employment gains and a recovery in trade growth following slumps in late 2015 and early 2016.
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.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Washington, DC from 12 to 14 October 2017 to attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (FM&CBG) and the 2017 International Monetary Fund / World Bank Annual Meetings.
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Selected findings for the United States from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
Under Action 14, countries have committed to implement a minimum standard to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the mutual agreement procedure (MAP). The MAP is included in Article 25 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and commits countries to endeavour to resolve disputes related to the interpretation and application of tax treaties. The Action 14 Minimum Standard has been translated into specific terms of reference and a methodology for the peer review and monitoring process. The minimum standard is complemented by a set of best practices.
The peer review process is conducted in two stages. Stage 1 assesses countries against the terms of reference of the minimum standard according to an agreed schedule of review. Stage 2 focuses on monitoring the follow-up of any recommendations resulting from jurisdictions' stage 1 peer review report. This report reflects the outcome of the stage 1 peer review of the implementation of the Action 14 Minimum Standard by the United States, which is accompanied by a document addressing the implementation of best practices.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Washington DC on 20-21 September 2017 to meet with several US high level authorities.
There are now 46 Adherents to the 2009 OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Bulgaria has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the Declaration.