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  • Kofi Annan

    UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the OECD, 4 November 2013 ©Herve Cortinat/OECD

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has expressed sadness at the death of former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace prize winner, Kofi Annan. “The world has lost a great leader, a man who throughout his career strove for peace and worked tirelessly to foster greater understanding between nations”, said Mr Gurría.

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  • Lithuania joins the OECD

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    Lithuania joined the OECD on 5 July 2018 as the organisation’s 36th member country. Visit the OECD’s page on Lithuania to find out more about its accession, key statistics and other content on the country.

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  • Inequality puts our world at risk


    In many OECD countries, inequalities are at their highest levels in 30 years and are widening. What are the effects, and the policy responses? See our story on inclusive growth.

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