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Selected findings for the United States from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
We are witnessing the highest levels of migration and displacement on record. According to UNHCR, 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, including nearly 22.5 million refugees.
Digitalisation is having a profound impact on our societies. It offers many opportunities as a driver of innovation in the private and public sectors. We are already seeing, for example, how our tax administrations are benefiting from these new technologies to enhance services to taxpayers, improve tax compliance and tackle tax evasion and avoidance.
The global economy is now growing at its fastest pace since 2010, with the upturn becoming increasingly synchronised across countries. This long awaited lift to global growth, facilitated by policy support, is being accompanied with solid employment gains and a recovery in trade growth following slumps in late 2015 and early 2016.
The latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecast global GDP growth to increase from around 3% last year to just over 3½% this year and next. Supported by policy stimulus, growth performance has been strong in the first half of the year and more synchronised across the world. Argentina, Brazil and Russia are returning to growth.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, wasin Washington, DC from 12 to 14 October 2017 to attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (FM&CBG) and the 2017 International Monetary Fund / World Bank Annual Meetings.
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Selected findings for the United States from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Washington DC on 20-21 September 2017 to meet with several US high level authorities.
We are here today because we think it’s time to put water at the top of our global agenda. It’s time to get our water act together. I want to thank the Council on Foreign Relations for hosting us as we launch this call. And I thank in particular PJ Simmons for introducing this discussion.