Speeches


  • 10-April-2014

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    Launch of “Making Innovation Policy Work – Learning from Experimentation”

    The report highlights the importance of taking a more experimental approach to innovation policy, one that is based on systematic evaluation and improvement, learning from both successes and failures. More importantly, it provides examples of how to put this experimental approach into practice, said OECD Secretary-General in Washington.

  • 10-April-2014

    English

    Global economy and growth strategies

    To achieve higher productivity growth, raise investment and foster job creation, we need to foster competition in our economies, said Angel Gurría in Washington.

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  • 9-April-2014

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    Japan 50th Anniversary Symposium (Opening remarks)

    50 years ago Tokyo was just emerging on the global stage as a world class city, as host of the 1964 Olympics. This was the same year that Japan joined the OECD. At this time, Japan was a nascent industrial power. Today, Japan is one of the largest economies in the world, with GDP per head of around $50,000 and close to $1 trillion of exports of goods and services, said Angel Gurría.

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  • 8-April-2014

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    From growing inequalities to inclusive growth

    OECD analysis shows that income inequality has been on the rise in most OECD countries since the 1980s, which often means growing exclusion in the labour market, lower intergenerational social mobility, and greater polarisation in educational and health outcomes.

  • 8-April-2014

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    Friends of the OECD’ Parliamentary Group Launch

    Japan’s contribution to the work of the OECD over the past half century, has been remarkable: you are one of our most active members – a benchmark for other member countries with respect to the development and implementation of well-designed policies and best practices. The creation of this Group is yet another example Japan’s commitment to making the OECD a lynchpin of global policy dialogue and increasing its impact, said Angel Gurría

  • 8-April-2014

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    Celebrating Japan’s 50th Anniversary - Press conference of OECD Secretary-General, in Tokyo

    Firstly, and most importantly, this year marks Japan’s golden jubilee: 50 years as a member of the OECD. Japan was our first Asia-Pacific member country, and has paved the way to strengthen the OECD’s ties within the region. This year, for the second time, Japan is chairing our Ministerial Council Meeting – the most important annual decision-making event of the Organization, said Angel Gurría.

  • 8-April-2014

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    Enhancing Global Nuclear Safety

    Nuclear energy provides society with a secure supply of low-carbon, baseload electricity that enables our economies to function. But of course, safety must be the first priority, without exception. Following Fukushima, international efforts have focused on enhancing nuclear safety to enable our economies to continue enjoying the electricity that nuclear power can provide, said OECD Secretary-General in Japan.

  • 7-April-2014

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    OECD Tohoku School Address

    This learning experience is an important model for other countries recovering from natural disasters as well. It demonstrates how they can best invest in their most precious resource – their young people!

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  • 4-April-2014

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    Global Forum on Public Governance: Women’s Leadership in Public Life

    Ensuring that decision-making bodies reflect the diversity of the societies they represent guarantees a balanced perspective in designing and implementing these rules, and enables an inclusive approach to policy making and service delivery.

  • 3-April-2014

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    Launch of the Euro Area and European Union Economic Surveys

    Fiscal consolidation has made much progress, but government debt in many countries is still too high. Continued consolidation is needed, but without losing sight of the need to support inclusive growth and job creation, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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