3 December 2018 - Every two years, the OECD Pensions Outlook provides an analysis of the main policy issues affecting pensions in OECD countries and assesses trends in retirement income systems. It discusses policy initiatives for strengthening pension systems, funded private pension systems in particular.
Conference on the Role of Financial Education and Consumer Protection in Supporting Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia
26-27 November 2018, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic. The conference will provide a forum to discuss best practices on developing financial education and consumer protection in supporting financial inclusion in Lao P.D.R and other Southeast Asian countries.
2018 OECD Workshop on Data Collection for Sustainable Infrastructure – Infrastructure Data Initiative
15 November 2018, Paris - This Workshop will bring together academics, public stakeholders and industry experts to discuss using blockchain technology to unlock data for AI and financial sustainability and quality benchmarks
The Security Council today (14 Nov) unanimously adopted a resolution lifting the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, while reaffirming the arms embargo on Somalia. The resolution also terminates the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) and establishes the Panel of Experts on Somalia in its stead. Addressing the Council after the vote, The United Kingdom’s Ambassador, Karen Pierce, said “the agreement to lift sanctions on Eritrea recognized the improvements in regional peace and security and the positive steps Eritrea has taken to meet the demands of the Security Council and it is right that in the light of such developments we reconsider the measures.” Ethiopia’s Ambassador, Taye Atske Selassie Amde, told the Council that the resolution was being adopted “at a time when a major and historical development is unfolding in the Horn of Africa.” He said, “the breakthrough arising from the rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is already producing unprecedented and far reaching positive consequences and is significantly changing the political landscape of the Horn of Africa and beyond.” Somalia’s Ambassador Abukar Dahir Osman, for his part, called for the lifting of “the outdated sanctions on Somalia,” which he said, “is one of the longest United Nations sanctions regimes with the widest mandate.” He added that “not only the sanctions violate the Somalis’ unity, it also not aligns with Federal Government’s policy to build capable Somali National Army.” Eritrea’s representative, Amanuel Giorgio, said that “Eritreans will not look backwards and are not resentful” and “while mindful of the historical lessons of the past two decades, they are determined to create a peaceful and prosperous nation that is worthy of the sacrifice made for over seven decades to build a harmonious, peaceful and confident country.” Finally, Djibouti’s Ambassador, Mohamed Siad Doualeh, said his country’s “paramount interest” is “to obtain a peaceful permanent resolution of all boundary and territorial differences, in accordance with international law.” He recalled that “those differences arose in 2008, led to an armed conflict that year, have remained unresolved and constitute a threat to Djibouti itself, and to international peace and security.” The lifting of sanctions on Eritrea was the culmination of regional political developments that unfolded since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement in Asmara on 9 July, ending a 20-year conflict. Eritrea and Ethiopia signed an Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation on 16 September. Learn More: https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/751
Daily Press Briefing: Iraq/Kuwait, Syria, Secretary-general In Washington, Security Council, Afghanistan, Nigeria, ECOSOC, Biodiversity, Diabetes Day, World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and Noon Briefing Guest Tomorrow Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=14%20November%202018
Informal comments to the media by H.E Mr. Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, on the Situation in Somalia and Eritrea, violence in Palestine, and the Humanitarian situation in Yemen
Informal comments to the media by H.E. Karen Pierce, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, on the Situation in Somalia and Eritrea
Informal comments to the media by H.E. Karel van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, on the Situation in Somalia and Eritrea.