When we launched the Global Deal at the United Nations in September 2016, together with the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, and the ILO, I said that it was “an initiative whose moment had come”. Two years on, its relevance has continued to grow. Today, more than ever, we are faced with the acute need to relaunch social dialogue as a fundamental driver to foster a more human, more inclusive economy.
The recovery of the Spanish economy has been more dynamic than most euro area economies, with a robust 3% GDP growth in the past three years. Although it is still extremely high, unemployment has fallen to 14.5% from its peak of 26% in 2013, and in the past year alone 478 000 jobs have been created.
Inequality is not a new phenomenon, but what is new are the levels of inequality that have increased rapidly in recent years. This is something that we have been documenting for a long time in the OECD. This work is unknown to a large proportion of the general public, but it is work that we are very proud of because it has helped to push inequality to the forefront of political debate.
In Madrid, the Secretary-General will present the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of Spain, alongside Ms. Nadia Calviño, Minister of Economy and Enterprise of Spain. He will also deliver remarks at an event signalling the Accession of Spain to the Global Deal, alongside Ms. Magdalena Valerio, given that the OECD houses the Global Deal’s Support Unit.
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Resistance proportions for eight antibiotic-bacterium pairs in Spain have increased in recent years, from 14% in 2005 to 18% in 2015, and could go up to 19% by 2030, should current trends in antibiotic consumption, population and economic growth continue into the future. Resistance proportions in Spain were similar to the OECD average in 2015 (17%).
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La proporción de resistencia a ocho pares de antibiótico-bacterias en España ha aumentado desde un 14% en 2005 a un 18% en 2015, y podría llegar a un 19% en 2030 si la tendencia actual en consumo de antibióticos y crecimiento económico y de la población se mantienen. La proporción de resistencia en España es similar al promedio de la OCDE en 2015 (17%).
Notice biographique du Représentant permanent de l'Espagne auprès de l'OCDE
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¿Un ascensor social roto? ¿Cómo se compara España?
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A broken social elevator? Key findings for Spain