OECD saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela

Remains committed to his legacy

It was with a heavy heart and a debt of gratitude that the world was bidding farewell to Nelson Mandela, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said in a statement today. 

“Mr Mandela was a beacon of hope and wisdom in a world where countries all too often are inclined to close in on themselves in times of crisis,” said Mr. Gurria. “Beyond his legacy as a statesman, his role in promoting areas such as education for all was proof of his commitment to inclusiveness among men, women and children across the globe. He set a high bar for integrity and equality and will be sorely missed.”


Economic data

GDP growth: +0.2% Q4 2019
Consumer price inflation: 2.3% January 2020
Trade (G20): -0.1% exp, -1.3% imp, Q4 2019
Unemployment: 5.1% January 2020
Last update: 11 March 2020

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