Speeches


  • 1-November-2017

    English

    Munk School of Global Affairs: Climate Action -Time for implementation

    I want to focus on the urgent and systemic issue of climate change, which is more than just an environmental problem. Just two days ago, the 2017 Lancet Countdown report was released, showing that climate change is already a critical public health issue, one disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable as well as those least responsible for anthropogenic warming.

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  • 31-October-2017

    English

    Toronto Global Forum: Redefining globalisation

    There is no single factor that can explain the rise of protectionism in the US, Brexit, Catalan separatism and the strength of populist parties in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Austria and other countries.

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  • 24-October-2017

    English

    OECD Eurasia Week 2017: "Openness for Shared Prosperity"

    This is a further sign of the region’s deepening engagement with the OECD and, in particular, of our extensive and fruitful collaboration with Kazakhstan under the OECD Country Programme, which we renewed this summer.

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  • 23-October-2017

    English

    Lecture at Nazarbayev University

    In both advanced and emerging countries, we observe growing dissatisfaction among citizens over what they perceive as the adverse effects of international trade, technological change and immigration on their daily lives.

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  • 21-October-2017

    English

    APEC FMM : Base Erosion & Profit Shifting

    Tackling BEPS is also about tax morale: Maintaining the integrity of our tax systems—so that citizens are confident that all individuals and businesses are making a contribution and that the tax laws are fairly applied—is essential to ensuring continued trust in and support for our institutions.

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  • 21-October-2017

    English

    APEC FMM: Long-Term Investment in Infrastructure

    The APEC membership, comprising many dynamic emerging economies, shares the common challenge of meeting growing expectations from a young workforce with increasing appetites for new and better infrastructure services.

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  • 20-October-2017

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    APEC FMM: Global Development Outlook

    According to the latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecast, global GDP growth will increase from around 3 percent last year, to just over 3½ percent this year and next.

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  • 19-October-2017

    English

    Better Family Policies can help combine work and family commitments: Lessons from OECD countries

    I am delighted to be in Seoul, at the Joint Conference on Low Fertility, Challenges and Responses in the Era of Ageing Population. Let me first take this opportunity to thank our hosts: the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korean Institute of Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA). Our thanks also go to the Governments of Japan and China as well as to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for their support.

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  • 19-October-2017

    English

    Launch of the “Seoul Implementation Agenda”

    It gives me great pleasure to be here today to launch yet another important initiative that strengthens our partnership and brings us closer to creating the inclusive cities that we strive for.

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  • 19-October-2017

    English

    Third Meeting of OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth: Cities are the key to a just transition

    It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Third Meeting of OECD Champion Mayors. Let me begin by thanking Mayor Park for hosting us today and in particular, for his leadership in taking up the challenge of meeting both climate and inclusion objectives.

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