Speeches


  • 30-June-2016

    English

    2016 Skills Summit opening remarks

    Looking ahead to today’s discussions, we want to hear about your experiences in developing national skills strategies. What have you done to create and sustain a national dialogue on skills? How has your country leveraged investment in skills to achieve sustainable growth and social inclusion? We also need to ask ourselves why, with all that we know about the importance of developing skills, do we struggle so much to make more progress?

  • 29-June-2016

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    2016 Skills Summit welcome remarks

    When you invest in skills, you invest directly in people. When you improve skills, you lift people. The OECD will continue to mobilise and strengthen its capacity, networks, and comparative data on skills so that, together, we can design, deliver and implement better skills policies for better lives.

  • 29-June-2016

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on Attack in Turkey

    Turkey, an OECD member country, has endured several attacks in recent times. Each of these deeds is an offense to our collective freedoms, values and way of living. We categorically condemn these terrible acts.

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  • 24-June-2016

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on UK referendum result

    The OECD will spare no efforts in supporting the Government of the United Kingdom advance the country's economic and social agenda, says Mr Gurría in a statement issued following the referendum on membership of the EU.

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  • 23-June-2016

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    OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity - closing remarks

    We now have a forward-looking roadmap for understanding how digitalisation is transforming our lives, how we can best make use of it, and how we can help those in danger of being left behind. This is an excellent start – but it is only the beginning. We must use Cancun as a springboard to keep the momentum going. We are now at a point of broad-based, technologically-induced structural change that will recast economies and societies.

  • 23-June-2016

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    OECD Secretary-General welcomes signing of Colombian ceasefire

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the signing of the ceasefire that took place today in Havana, Cuba, between the Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, ending more than half a century of armed conflict.

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  • 22-June-2016

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    OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity - opening remarks

    The ongoing digitalisation of our economies and societies will not stop. We must be ready to make the most of it. This is our ambition, starting here, today, using the multi-stakeholder model that has served us so well: to be creative and bold in making digitalisation work for all people and for the economy.

  • 22-June-2016

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    Presentation of the OECD Open Government Data Review of Mexico

    The commitment shown by the Mexican administration in opening up government data is reflected in the country’s position in the OECD’s OUR data index of open, useful and reusable public data. Mexico is among the top 10 OECD countries in this respect and ranks above the OECD average, trailing the leading countries such as the USA and Canada by only a narrow margin.

  • 22-June-2016

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    Launch of the report "Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean: A Digital Economy Toolkit"

    This presentation is taking place at a critical juncture for Latin America and the Caribbean. Having recorded average annual growth of 4% between 2004 and 2014, in 2015 Latin American GDP shrank by approximately half a point, and is expected to shrink at a slightly higher rate this year (‑0.6%). It is therefore vital to implement structural reforms while seizing the opportunities within our grasp.

  • 21-June-2016

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    Launch of the “One Internet” report of the Global Commission on Internet Governance

    The launch of this report is especially timely, because the question of how we can and should collectively govern the Internet is increasingly relevant. The Internet is now an essential part of our lives and a critical element of the world economy. Internet penetration increased almost sevenfold in the past 15 years - from 6.5% of the world population in 2000 to 43 % in 2015.

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