Speeches


  • 17-February-2016

    English

    Remarks at the special session of the Governing Board of the OECD Development Centre on the occasion of the visit of Mr. José Maria Neves, Prime Minister of Cabo Verde

    Cabo Verde’s experience reminds us that development is a never-ending process — a path of perpetual change. When Cabo Verde joined the Development Centre in March of 2011, it was only four short years after it had graduated from the list of least-developed countries.

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  • 15-February-2016

    Spanish

    El acceso de Costa Rica a la OCDE: Un camino de mutuo enriquecimiento

    Es un placer estar aquí para dialogar con ustedes sobre el importante proceso de adhesión de Costa Rica a la OCDE. La invitación para empezar este proceso es un reconocimiento de los países miembros de la OCDE al compromiso de Costa Rica por adoptar mejores prácticas y estándares internacionales que permitan un desarrollo más sólido, incluyente y sostenible.

  • 15-February-2016

    Spanish

    Costa Rica: Por una economía más sólida e incluyente

    Es un placer estar en San José para presentar la primera evaluación económica de la OCDE sobre Costa Rica. Este informe es parte del proceso de acceso a la OCDE que Costa Rica ha iniciado y busca, ante todo, contribuir a que Costa Rica lleve a cabo las reformas necesarias para seguir avanzando en su modernización y en la mejora de la calidad de vida de sus habitantes.

  • 9-February-2016

    English

    Reinforcing corporate governance in the Arab region for more resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth

    I am pleased to join you today at the Forum of Arab Regulators on Corporate Governance. The OECD is deeply engaged in strengthening global economic governance by supporting the G7 and the G20, but also through regional initiatives with countries that do not participate in those fora.

  • 8-February-2016

    English

    Launch of the Global Platform for “Governance of the Future”

    This will be a unique forum where political leaders and experts will meet annually to discuss the future of governance. A hub for strategic discussions to make governments and societies fit for today’s and future challenges.

  • 8-February-2016

    English

    Towards Better Public Governance to Promote Prosperity for All - Keynote speech at 4th World Governance Summit

    The OECD is a strategic partner of the World Government Summit since its inaugural meeting in 2013. Our collaboration builds on the role of the OECD as a hub and facilitator for global governance, but also on our growing relations with the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa more broadly.

  • 5-February-2016

    English

    Remarks at OECD Statistics Day 2016 - “Better Data, Better Lives”

    Today is an important opportunity to get our statisticians together, to think about how we use statistics, how we can use them better, and how statistics can take us into new areas.

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  • 4-February-2016

    English

    Global Parliamentary Network - Launch of Financing for Democracy report

    Today we are launching a report to address many challenges of financing democracy, with a focus on funding of political parties and election campaigns and the risk of policy capture. Our report poses and answers several key questions.

  • 4-February-2016

    English

    Remarks at 4th OECD Parliamentary Days - Meeting of the OECD Global Parliamentary Network

    I’m delighted to see that you have a very rich programme today and tomorrow, and that you will be addressing important subjects, ranging from financing democracy to the world energy outlook; from the “uberisation” of the economy to combating terrorist financing.

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  • 1-February-2016

    English

    Ben-Gurion Leadership Award Ceremony

    I know that I am joining a small, and exceptionally distinguished circle, including President Shimon Peres, whom I have welcomed personally to the OECD in Paris. In five years, Israel has become an important contributor to the OECD’s work. Its expertise on key areas of our economies, like water management, “clean tech”, innovation and entrepreneurship, has become a source of best practices.

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