Never before have our social protection systems faced such a test. Millions of workers have lost their jobs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many more have fallen into inactivity or are working partial hours.
The pandemic is harming the health, social and material well-being of all children worldwide and the most vulnerable children are suffering the most. While saving lives is a priority during a pandemic, school closures, social distancing and confinement widen inequalities between children.
The COVID-19 pandemic has converted our homes into our principal places of leisure, but also into our offices and the schools of our children. By bringing our professional lives into our personal ones, the crisis has shone a spotlight on the importance of housing policies for our well-being and the broader economy.
It’s great to see so much expertise gathered around the table. It is crucial to discuss how to design housing policies with stakeholders from Committees, Delegations and experts from OECD and academia. Your contributions and expertise are critical for shaping this project.
It is unacceptable that 21 of the 37 governments who adhere to the OECD Gender Recommendations list violence against women as one of the three most urgent gender equality issues in their countries.
One of the OECD’s main objectives is to help our Members prepare for the future, to create conditions that promote the well-being of all our citizens; for those born locally, as well as for the 129 million immigrants who have become residents in OECD countries and who represent about 13% of our populations.
Well-managed migration can be win-win-win for migrants, host countries and origin countries. Key policy priorities include ensuring that labour migration effectively meets its objectives, and fostering successful migrant integration in host countries.
It is a pleasure to participate in this event on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for Inclusive Growth in Mexico. In the 21st century, in an age where knowledge, science and human rights have reached their highest expression, women continue to be treated less fairly than men.
This year’s GSG meeting is a great opportunity to discuss the broad challenges of demographic ageing and the tools that policymakers can use to tackle them. This morning roundtable will focus on social issues.
Aujourd’hui, nous publions le rapport Changer les Chances des Enfants Vulnérables: Renforcer les Possibilités et la Résilience, qui met l'accent sur les conditions vie des enfants les plus démunis et sur les politiques qui permettent de les améliorer.