We are at a pivotal moment for the global recovery. In our latest Interim Economic Outlook, we foresee a 4.5% contraction of global GDP in 2020. And many countries are still struggling to control the virus.
The world is at a turning point. We are in the midst of a crisis that is revealing the systemic weaknesses of our societies. And while the pandemic is the most immediate threat, it also demonstrates that we continue to face high levels of inequality, economic stagnation, climate change, and rising social discontent.
This unprecedented challenge comes at a time when the multilateral system is strained and suffering a major trust deficit. We need to restore this trust. Trust in the governments and multilateral institutions that are supposed to defend their rights, as well as to protect them from the pandemic and its dire economic and social consequences.
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MLG-ERSA COVID presentation
In recent years, Latin America – and Colombia in particular – have undergone a significant transformation in terms of compliance. They have developed leadership in the implementation of structural reforms related to matters such as liability of legal persons or compliance standards for businesses.
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EU webinar slides
While we have worked a lot with the Mexican Institute for Social Security (IMSS) and the State’s Employees’ Social Security and Social Services Institute (ISSSTE) at the national level, we are delighted that the ISSSTESON is leading the way among federal states.
I am very pleased to be here to launch this collaboration between the OECD and the government of the state of Puebla. Co-operation between local governments and international organisations is becoming increasingly important.
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.
For the third time, after Bari and Whistler, the OECD is proud to support the Presidency of the G7 in examining and discussing the challenges that high levels of inequality are raising for our economies, their pace and potential of growth, their productivity and stability.