Speeches


  • 11-June-2014

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    Launch of 2014 Economic Survey of Canada and Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada

    Over the past two decades, Canada has witnessed continued economic stability and progress despite the recent crisis that wreaked havoc in most other advanced economies. In fact, Canada has never had a banking crisis and has one of the highest levels of well-being, but challenges remain, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 10-June-2014

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    Special Board Meeting of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

    Overall, Canada’s economy is in a strong position compared to most OECD countries. And its citizens enjoy one of the highest standards of well-being. The challenge is to secure this positive environment and strong social and economic model for the future, said Angel Gurría in Montreal.

  • 10-June-2014

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    Round-table on “Societies and the Imperative of Innovation”

    As advanced economies struggle to consolidate recovery from the deepest financial crisis in modern times, promoting innovation becomes critically important to develop new products, new services, and new ways of doing thing, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 9-June-2014

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    Public and private actors: All on Board for Inclusive Growth

    To tackle rising inequalities we need to reassess the way in which our economies grow. By placing inclusiveness at the heart of the growth debate we can open up opportunity so that every citizen can realise their potential, to contribute to, and benefit from, more equitable economic growth, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 9-June-2014

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    Plenary Session on Long-Term Investment

    Solving the long-term investment ‘puzzle’ must, by its very nature, be a joint effort between public and private sectors. Policymakers need to partner with institutional investors to find workable solutions, said OECD Secretary-General in Montreal.

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  • 21-May-2014

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    Launch of OECD report – The Cost of Air Pollution: Health Impacts of Road Transport

    New data collected by the World Health Organisation shows that outdoor air pollution kills over three and a half million people worldwide every year – far more than was previously estimated. Air pollution has now become the biggest environmental cause of premature death, overtaking poor sanitation and lack of clean drinking water, warned OECD Secretary-General at the International Transport Forum Summit.

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  • 21-May-2014

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    Transport for a Changing World

    Reliable, accessible transport infrastructure facilitates trade, and provides access to skills and jobs. Inadequate transport can concentrate poverty and entrench inequalities, said OECD Secretary-General at the International Transport Forum Summit.

  • 21-May-2014

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    Second Europe – Latin America Economic Forum, remarks by Angel Gurría, 20 May 2014

    We are talking about two very different regions, in historic, economic and social terms, but both regions are in great need of structural reforms and they can learn a lot from one another. In today’s globalised and increasingly interconnected world, the common challenges and threats we face demand common solutions.

  • 14-May-2014

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    Roundtable: Climate is Everyone’s Business

    Twenty years ago climate change was viewed as just an environmental issue. Today it is squarely an economic issue. Climate change poses significant risks to our economic systems that could result in very large damages. To mitigate these risks we need to radically transform our economies and societies to stop global warming.

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  • 14-May-2014

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    Shifting Wealth and Global Economic Challenges - An OECD Perspective

    Strong growth in emerging countries over much of the past decade has substantially boosted developing countries’ share of the global economy. In 2011, non-OECD countries accounted for more than 50% of the world’s GDP, expressed in purchasing power parities. The BRIICS alone accounted for about 30%, said OECD Secretary-General.

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