Speeches


  • 13-January-2017

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    Presentation of the OECD Review of Tourism Policy in Mexico

    Tourism plays an essential role in Mexico’s economy. In 2015, over 32 million international tourists visited the country, spending over USD 15 billion. In recent years, the increase in financial flows and people towards this sector has been greater than for many other advanced or emerging economies.

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  • 11-January-2017

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    Presentation of the OECD Integrity Review of Mexico

    With this crusade against corruption, with these new laws, with this new culture of integrity that we are striving to build, we can lay the basis for what will be the most important transformation in Mexico's recent history. But the hard work is just beginning. We need now to translate the letter of the law into a wide-ranging change of institutional conduct and culture.

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  • 11-January-2017

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    Presentation of the OECD Procurement Review of PEMEX and the Report on Fighting Bid-Rigging in Public Procurement

    PEMEX is the eighth-largest oil producer in the world. It is one of Mexico's most important sources of revenues. Reforming its procurement system has the potential to position the company strategically, making it more efficient and more transparent and helping it to create value for the benefit of all Mexicans.

  • 10-January-2017

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    Presentation of the OECD Review of Gender Policies in Mexico

    Women’s contribution to Mexico’s economic and social development is hugely important. It is directly linked to the country’s competitiveness and inclusive productivity. We must both acknowledge and strengthen it. Few policies are more effective at improving Mexico’s economic performance and ending poverty and inequality than the economic empowerment of women as part of the workforce in a gender-equal environment.

  • 10-January-2017

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    Presentation of the OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report: Mexico

    Skills are the new wealth of nations in the 21st century. They drive our countries’ economic performance and social development; they are the key to greater productivity; and they are vital to fostering inclusion. The task that the National Productivity Committee entrusted to us is therefore of great importance to Mexico.

  • 10-January-2017

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    Presentation of the 2017 Economic Survey of Mexico

    Mexico's macroeconomic fundamentals are solid and well administered, monetary policy is appropriate and independent and is handled in a responsible way, and the reforms are beginning to show results. Mexico is improving its capacity for growth from within. But much remains to be done to transform these reforms into inclusive growth. Much more must be done to end poverty.

  • 9-January-2017

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    Presentation of OECD reports on Competition Tribunals and on Freight Transport Regulation

    These are just a few of the main findings in these studies. I invite you to read them carefully and to participate actively in the discussions that will take place tomorrow at this Forum on Competition and Regulation. Your viewpoints and the ideas that will emerge from these debates will be yet another contribution to making Mexico more competitive on the basis of a more level playing field.

  • 22-December-2016

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on Berlin terrorist attack

    Following the terrible attack that took place at a Christmas market in Berlin, Secretary General Angel Gurría wrote to Chancellor Merkel expressing OECD's sincerest condolences to the many families affected by this tragedy and the Organisation's support.

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  • 11-December-2016

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    Laureates & Leaders Summit for Children: Towards a child-friendly world - closing press conference remarks

    Now is the time to take strong action to ensure the best future possible for all children around the world. Let’s tap into all the positive energy that this ground-breaking summit has generated. Through our leadership and joint work, we can turn words into action, bringing the future we want into reality.

  • 8-December-2016

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    Roundtable for Ministers on Open Government - opening remarks

    Trust in government has declined to an average of only 43% in OECD countries. Open governments are fundamental to recover that trust and to build sustainable and inclusive economies. Count on the OECD to achieve this crucial endeavor.

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