Speeches


26-November-2014

English

Roundtable on Long-term Investment: Closing Address

Too often today, whether in the political or corporate worlds, the focus is squarely on the short-term: on the next election or the next quarter. Likewise, investors are incentivised to focus on shorter-term financial returns. As a result, we are failing to reap the social, economic and environmental returns of long-term productive investment.

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26-November-2014

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Financing Infrastructure for a Water Secure World

Water security is one of the greatest challenges we face today, yet the situation has never looked more perilous. By 2050 the OECD Environmental Outlook projects that nearly 4 billion people will live in river basins under severe water stress, and global nitrogen effluents from wastewater are projected to grow by 180%. Whilst, over the same period, global demand for water is expected to grow by 55%.

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25-November-2014

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OECD Eurasia Week Opening Remarks

OECD-Eurasia cooperation started over a decade ago with the Eurasian Corporate Governance Roundtable, established in 2001 to share good practices on corporate governance and institution building.

25-November-2014

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4th Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative

This Initiative was created following the OECD’s commitment at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille in 2012 to spearhead robust economic and evidence-based analysis, tailored policy dialogues, and multi-stakeholder consultation in support of better water governance.

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20-November-2014

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Emerging Trends and Challenges in Official Financing - Paris Club Forum

Closing remarks made by the OECD Secretary-General during the Paris Club Forum, organised jointly by the Australian Presidency and the Paris Club.

19-November-2014

English

Angel Gurría congratulates new Indonesian President for cutting fuel subsidies

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD congratulated the newly elected President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, for taking a bold first step in his economic reform agenda by substantially cutting fuel subsidies.

16-November-2014

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15-November-2014

English

G20 Working Dinner on Trade

Statement made by the Secretary-General during the G20 Working Dinner on Trade at the Leader's Summit in Brisbane.

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15-November-2014

English

The global economy: strengthening growth and job creation - Statement at G20 Leader's Summit

Statement made by the Secretary-General during session 1 of the Leader's Summit in Brisbane.

13-November-2014

English

Strengthening Global Growth: The G20 Brisbane Summit’s Challenges and Contributions

The G20 needs to go structural, social, and green! With fiscal and monetary policy room nearly exhausted, structural reforms are the best choices, sometimes the only choice. The OECD battle cry in this regard has been unchanged since 2008: “go structural!”.

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