Speeches


  • 13-October-2016

    English

    Linking up the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda: Remarks at UCLG World Congress plenary session

    This is the metropolitan century. Today, more than 50% of the global population – and two out of three people in the OECD – lives in cities. By the time the century draws to a close, more than 85% of the people on the planet will live in cities.

  • 13-October-2016

    English

    5th UCLG World Congress: The path to inclusive growth in cities

    The OECD has a long track record of providing governments at all levels with data and policy guidance in areas like affordable housing, transport and local economic development. With our coalition of Champion Mayors, we are taking this work even further!

  • 12-October-2016

    English

    Colombia and the OECD: Public dialogue with Ministers Mauricio Cárdenas & Simón Gaviria

    Our intention is that the accession process should foster economic growth in Colombia, help to reduce inequalities, improve education and increase transparency and efficiency in government. The beneficiaries of these changes and of OECD membership will be the country as a whole and each of its citizens.

  • 11-October-2016

    Spanish

    Presentación del Estudio "El Sistema Nacional de Fiscalización de México: Fortaleciendo la rendición de cuentas para el buen gobierno"

    El programa de reformas que México ha emprendido para combatir la corrupción, reforzar la rendición de cuentas y promover la integridad y la transparencia en todo el país se encuentra en un momento decisivo.

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  • 10-October-2016

    English

    Launch Event for Co-operation with the IMSS on Bid Rigging, Public Procurement and Regulatory Improvement

    It is a great pleasure to be here to mark the beginning of another very important collaborative initiative between the OECD and the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS). Our achievements have grown in strength since early 2012, when we released the first reviews of public procurement for the IMSS.

  • 8-October-2016

    English

    World Bank/IMF October 2016 meetings: Written statement for the Development Committee

    By adapting and continuously strengthening its analysis, data, knowledge and tools, the OECD stands ready to help deliver the 2030 Agenda. The international community must work together to deliver the best outcomes for the world’s most vulnerable populations. This will be challenging, but we must act now. Hand in hand, it can be done.

  • 8-October-2016

    English

    Remarks at Millennium Challenge Corporation-OECD event: Joining Forces to Catalyse Investments in the Developing World

    An African proverb says that "if you want to go fast, go alone. But, if you want to go far, go together". Working together, we can design, develop and deliver better policies for better lives in developing and emerging countries.

  • 8-October-2016

    English

    2016 IMF and World Bank Fall Meetings: Written Statement to IMFC

    The world economy remains in a self-fulfilling low-growth trap. Persistent growth disappointments are weighing on current expectations of future growth and feeding into weak trade, investment, productivity, and wages. Breaking out of this trap is essential if strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth is to be achieved.

  • 7-October-2016

    English

    Global Cyclical and Structural Risks - Remarks at Bretton Woods Committee International Council Meeting

    It is a pleasure to be in Washington to address the Bretton Woods Committee on an issue that concerns us all ─ global cyclical and structural risks. We are approaching a decade since the onset of the crisis and the global economy is still struggling to recover its cruising speed. There are several risks on the OECD’s radar. Let me briefly highlight those that we consider particularly dangerous.

  • 7-October-2016

    English

    OECD Secretary-General congratulates Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on being awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

    I have transmitted to President Santos my most sincere congratulations for his receiving the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. We at the OECD welcome this news, which is much-deserved recognition of the efforts of the President, of his government and the Colombian people to make peace a reality.

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