Governments should treat the opioid epidemic as a public health crisis and improve treatment, care and support for people misusing opioids. Overdose deaths continue to rise, fuelled by an increase in prescription and over-prescription of opioids for pain management and the illicit drugs trade, according to a new OECD report.
The OECD has appointed Jeffrey Schlagenhauf as a Deputy Secretary-General. An American national, he will support Secretary-General Angel Gurría in increasing the impact and global relevance of OECD work, as well as contributing to the public policy challenges of assuring strong inclusive growth and jobs.
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The United States has one of the lowest rates of non-standard forms of work among OECD countries. In particular, the United States has the lowest rate of self-employment among OECD countries with 6.2% compared to an OECD average of 14.2%
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This country fact-sheet presents key figures from "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class". This report analyses the trends of middle-income households in areas such as employment, consumption, wealth and debt, as well as perceptions and social attitudes. It also includes recommendations for protecting middle-class living standards and financial security in the face of economic challenges.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Washington, from 11 to 13 April 2019 to attend a G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, a G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, and the 2019 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in New York on 10 April 2019 to attend the 6th Annual Meeting of International Organisations The Contribution of International Organisations to an International Rule Based System, where he will deliver remarks at the Opening session, presenting the initial findings of the work by the IO Partnership
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This country highlight puts the spotlight on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, their economic situation and well-being and policies to improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special chapter on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and presents a selection of social indicators.
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Resistance proportions for eight antibiotic-bacterium pairs in the United States have increased in recent years, from 20% in 2005 to 23% in 2015, and could go up to 25% by 2030, should current trends in antibiotic consumption, population and economic growth continue into the future. Resistance proportions in the United States were higher than the OECD average in 2015 (17%).
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the announcement of a new, modernised United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, welcomes the positive outcome of the trade negotiations, carried out by the representatives of Mexico and the United States, which will be joined by Canada shortly.