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12-November-2013

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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes President of Lithuania, Mrs. Dalia Grybauskaitė, 12 November 2013

"At our last MCM, our Ministers agreed to work closely with Lithuania to review the situation in 2015 with a view to taking a decision regarding accession of her country to the OECD. President Grybauskaitè is here today to transmit her personal commitment to strengthening Lithuania’s relationship with the Organisation to arrive to the 2015 benchmark in good shape.", said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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5-November-2013

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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes President Chinchilla of Costa Rica, 5 November 2013

It is my great honour to introduce the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to return President Chinchilla’s warm hospitality after she so graciously welcomed us during our recent visit to Costa Rica nearly two weeks ago.

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29-October-2013

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2013 Meeting of the Environment Policy Committee (EPOC)

While the recovery process takes hold, we risk that short-term economic pressures shift policy-makers’ attention away from environmental concerns. But we need to continue pushing for green growth and cannot afford to delay our fight against climate change.

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25-October-2013

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Launch of three OECD Reviews in the context of Colombia’s OECD Accession Process

The reviews that we are presenting today are a clear example of the type of benefits that Colombia will derive from its accession to the OECD. They are also a testament to the vision shown by President Santos’s Government in promoting best practices in these areas through closer association with the OECD.

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25-October-2013

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Launch of Colombia’s Accession Process to the OECD

I am very honoured to launch Colombia’s accession process to the OECD. It is a historic moment for the OECD, which brings together governments committed to democracy and the market economy, with the aim of sharing experiences in order to design better policies for better lives and find answers to common challenges.

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24-October-2013

Spanish

Ceremonia para la Firma del Convenio Multilateral en Materia Fiscal

Chile es el octavo país de la región que firma este Convenio, lo cual muestra que hemos avanzado pero aún tenemos mucho terreno por recorrer. Esperamos que esta firma llame la atención de otros países latinoamericanos que quieran incorporarse a este importante instrumento de cooperación multilateral.

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24-October-2013

Spanish

Ceremonia para la Firma del Convenio Multilateral en Materia Fiscal

Chile es el octavo país de la región que firma este Convenio, lo cual muestra que hemos avanzado pero aún tenemos mucho terreno por recorrer. Esperamos que esta firma llame la atención de otros países latinoamericanos que quieran incorporarse a este importante instrumento de cooperación multilateral.

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24-October-2013

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Chile: Signing Ceremony of the Multilateral Convention on Tax Matters

Chile is the eighth country in the region to sign this Convention, which shows that we have made progress, but there is still much ground to cover. We hope that this signing will attract the attention of other Latin American countries that want to be included in this important multilateral co-operation instrument.

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24-October-2013

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Reforms for inclusive growth in Latin America

In recent years, the region has achieved impressive progress. Following one lost decade and two decades of huge effort, the majority of Latin American countries now have consolidated democracies, functioning public institutions, stable finances, economies that are open to trade flows and investment, and an increasing number of transnational enterprises.

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22-October-2013

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Launch of Investing in Youth: Brazil

It is a real pleasure to be back in Brasilia to launch “Investing in Youth: Brazil”. One of Brazil’s greatest assets is its relatively young population. But you can reap a demographic dividend only if the environment is right for harnessing the potential and the talents of the young generation.

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