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  • 20-July-2020

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    Launch of the 2020 OECD Economic Survey of Slovenia

    The launch of this Economic Survey takes place against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic. In Slovenia, the pandemic created a health crisis that was dealt with effectively by the health sector and the government’s confinement measures. The pandemic also halted one of the best economic performances in the OECD, leading to a slump, as in other countries.

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  • 18-July-2020

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    G20 FMCBG Meeting : G20 Work Programme : International Taxation [and Infrastructure]

    Addressing the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy should remain one of our top priorities. You have all agreed that action is necessary to reach a global, consensus-based solution, made of two pillars. Pillar one would provide the new nexus and profit allocation rules, while Pillar 2 would introduce a global minimum tax.

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  • 17-July-2020

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    ECOSOC High-Level Meeting on Multilateralism after COVID-19: What Kind of UN do we Need at the 75th Anniversary?

    We are here to discuss multilateralism in the post-COVID world. Too often, when we think about multilateralism, we jump straight into conversations about international organisations, but let me add another element which I consider crucial: the need to restore trust.

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  • 16-July-2020

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    Launch of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2020-2029

    In the medium term, we expect global production to increase, in step with rising demand due to population and income growth. In the next ten years, prices will be trending slightly downward. Moreover, productivity growth is going to drive the predicted increase in output.

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  • 15-July-2020

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    2020 Emerging Leaders Programme

    This year’s ELP comes at a particularly important moment. The COVID-19 crisis has caused global turmoil. The health, economic and social implications of the pandemic are unprecedented with no clear end in sight.

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  • 15-July-2020

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    UNIDO International Conference - Women in Industry and Innovation: Building women‘s resilience to global challenges and emerging crises

    This crisis can be particularly damaging for industries in which many women work, such as air travel, tourism, retail activities, accommodation, food and beverage. In OECD countries, women represent close to half of employment in the air transport industry, 53% in food and beverage services, and 60% in accommodation. Some manufacturing industries with strong participation of women are also facing severe disruption.

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  • 15-July-2020

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    Virtual Launch of the 2020 Economic Survey of Costa Rica

    In this challenging context, I would like to first congratulate the Costa Rican authorities for the innovative measures adopted to respond to the pandemic and to protect the most vulnerable. For instance, Bono Proteger, a cash transfer programme aimed to support informal, self-employed workers, as well as those who have lost their jobs, has proved a key measure to support those most in need.

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  • 13-July-2020

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    Informality and Social Inclusion in the times of COVID-19: OECD-LAC Social Inclusion Ministerial Summit

    The economic slowdown that we were already experiencing worsened due to lockdown measures, the fall in global economic activity, and the disruption to international trade that had already been weakened by trade tensions is further complicated by the interruption of global value chains. We also anticipate a decline in remittances, tourism and foreign direct investment.

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  • 10-July-2020

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    Forum PA 2020 : Digital transformation and sustainable development: two Italian and European objectives that must be pursued together

    Throughout this crisis, I have stressed that the choice between health and the economy is a false dilemma. Another false dilemma is the choice between a vigorous recovery and sustainability. We must pursue both objectives together.

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  • 9-July-2020

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    Launch of the 2020 OECD Economic Survey of the United States

    The unemployment rate has also risen precipitously in recent months, reaching 14.7% in April before falling back to 11.1% in June. Worryingly, the last time the US unemployment rate exceeded the recent peak was during the Great Depression.

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