Speeches


  • 4-April-2016

    English

    Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the “Panama Papers”

    The “Panama Papers” revelations have shone the light on Panama’s culture and practice of secrecy. Panama is the last major holdout that continues to allow funds to be hidden offshore from tax and law enforcement authorities

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  • 1-April-2016

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    Launch of the book “Gender Balance, When Men Step Up”

    Gender equality is one of the key factors for growth, shared prosperity and good business. It promotes a better use of skills and talent, it increases social cohesion and it strengthens our culture. The participation of women in our economies is indispensable to promote global well-being. This is why the OECD is working intensively in this area.

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  • 31-March-2016

    English

    High-Level Seminar on International Financial Architecture: “From Nanjing to Paris”

    We actually need to balance two objectives. On the one hand, we should collectively strive to keep financial markets open. On the other hand, governments need an actionable toolbox of policy instruments to deal with capital flow volatility.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    2016 Global Forum on Development opening remarks

    This year’s Forum will allow us to join forces and discuss ways in which we can make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality. Policies, data and finance are key for the SDG implementation agenda.

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  • 29-March-2016

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    Putting cities at the heart of the fight for inclusive growth

    Across the world, mayors are already flying the flag for inclusive growth. Indeed when more than half of the world’s population live and work in urban areas, and when across OECD countries two out of three people live in cities, this is where policies to embed inclusive growth must start.

  • 23-March-2016

    English

    High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth: closing remarks

    Thank you for today’s inspiring and productive conversation. Many important points have been raised that will be very helpful in guiding the future work of the Commission. Three key messages have emerged.

  • 23-March-2016

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    High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth: opening remarks

    Our discussions today can help us identify clear, bold and actionable policies for better health workforce strategies. The OECD is delighted to join WHO and ILO in coordinating the work of the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth. We stand ready to share our knowledge, tools, data and experience to ensure its success.

  • 20-March-2016

    English

    Remarks at China Development Forum: China’s economic growth and reform in the new Five-Year Plan

    We stand together at a critical juncture. Following three decades of extraordinary economic development, China is transitioning to a more stable and sustainable growth path – the “New Normal”.

  • 19-March-2016

    English

    Remarks at China Development Forum: Launch of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2016

    This year’s Outlook focuses specifically on China and Latin America as development partners in transition. Despite their geographic distance, China and Latin America are closely connected through trade and financial ties. China is now the region’s second largest import source and third largest export destination, and the largest trading partner of Brazil, Chile and Peru.

  • 19-March-2016

    English

    Remarks at China Development Forum: Linking global value chains - A new trade regime

    I look forward to discussing with you how China can harness the potential of GVCs to boost global trade and deliver more sustainable, inclusive, and greener growth.

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