Speeches


  • 12-December-2018

    English

    Aligning Development Co operation with the Objectives of the Paris Agreement

    The landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a grim picture of our future if climate change continues to intensify. This year’s extreme weather events – record breaking heatwaves, wildfires, heavy rains, major tropical storms, diminishing Arctic sea ice – could soon become our daily reality. With only 12 years left to contain global warming to 1.5 degrees, we need to take bold and decisive action.

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  • 12-December-2018

    English

    OECD-UN Environment FI Event: Aligning Finance with the Goals of the Paris Agreement

    We are facing a climate emergency. The special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms that, without bold and urgent climate action, global warming will reach 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels by as early as 2030. That’s barely 12 years away!

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  • 11-December-2018

    English

    Conférence Internationale de l’Association #StopCorruption

    Corruption remains one of the most pressing challenges of our time. It leads to mistrust in governments, public institutions, corporations, the financial system, politicians, political parties, democracies, in short the very institutions that were created to protect citizens.

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  • 7-December-2018

    English

    OECD Conference on Culture and Local Development : Closing remarks

    We questioned how to maximise the impact of cultural heritage; how to fulfil the potential of creative industries; how to finance culture; or how to better link art to technologies. We also explored the linkages of culture with urban regeneration, education, wellbeing and inclusion.

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  • 6-December-2018

    Spanish

    El Secretario General de la OCDE, Ángel Gurría, felicita a Costa Rica por la promulgación de la Ley de Fortalecimiento de las Finanzas Públicas

    La Ley de Fortalecimiento de las Finanzas Públicas contiene medidas muy positivas para el restablecimiento del equilibrio fiscal en Costa Rica y va a permitir detener el crecimiento de la deuda publica en porcentaje del PIB en un futuro próximo.

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  • 6-December-2018

    English

    Conference “Unleashing the Transformative Power of Culture and Creativity for Local Development”

    Indeed, Art and Culture are not just the expression of our finest human values and identities; they are also very often the “invisible universals” that hold communities and societies together. They nurture our spirit, our well-being and the well-being of our societies.

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  • 4-December-2018

    English

    Launch of the new Jobs Strategy

    The new Jobs Strategy builds on the original 1994 and reassessed 2006 Strategies. Its broader framework and its policy recommendations reflect the significant changes in OECD labour markets over recent decades, especially since the 2008 crisis.

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  • 3-December-2018

    English

    Launch of the 2018 OECD Pensions Outlook

    Like much of our work, this report is the result of a collaborative effort across the OECD, in this case between the pension units in the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs and the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs.

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  • 30-November-2018

    English

    G20 Leaders' Summit - Session 2 : Building Consensus

    Over the last ten years, the G20 has worked jointly to overcome the legacies of the global economic crisis. Levelling the playing field and addressing the shortcomings in the international economic system have been crucial in our efforts to foster strong, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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  • 30-November-2018

    English

    G20 Leaders Summit: Session 1 : Putting People First

    The digital revolution undoubtedly holds many promises. But it also generates much anxiety among our citizens as it can equally leave many people behind. In the next 15-20 years, an estimated 14% of jobs in the OECD will be at a high risk of automation and an additional 32% will change considerably.

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