Speeches


  • 19-September-2016

    English

    Remarks at UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants: Strengthening the positive contribution of migrants and refugees

    United, we can tackle the challenges that arise with large movements of migrants and refugees. Together, we can improve our policies to unleash the potential of migrants. Migration is not a threat, it is a hope, the hope of the migrants and their family for a better life and for all of us for a more prosperous and harmonious world.

  • 19-September-2016

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    2nd Meeting of the UN High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth: opening remarks

    The recommendations we agree on today will chart the course for an expanded, transformed, and sustainable global health workforce that will help our economies flourish and achieve their full potential. I look forward to hearing your views on the bold actions required to steer the global health workforce in this direction.

  • 18-September-2016

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    Remarks at OECD-UN Habitat event on Africa: The New Urban Agenda

    The size of Africa’s urban population almost doubled in the last decade, growing from 237 million in 1995 to 472 million in 2015. We expect that it will almost double again by 2035. Already by 2020, Africa will have the second highest number of urban dwellers in the world after Asia.

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  • 18-September-2016

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    Leveraging the SDGs: Delivering access to justice for all

    The Sustainable Development Goals give us a unique opportunity. The road to 2030 might be a long one, but the OECD will be there every step of the way. It is in this spirit that the OECD and OSF invited you here tonight: together we will look to develop the measures, uncover the evidence, and identify the policies that will deliver better access to justice.

  • 15-September-2016

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    Launch of Education at a Glance 2016

    Education remains a key driver of individual well-being, social progress and inclusive growth. The evidence presented in Education at a Glance 2016 is overwhelming ─ employment, earnings, health outcomes, and life satisfaction are all closely linked to educational attainment and skills.

  • 10-September-2016

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    September 2016 Informal Meeting of EU Finance Ministers: Remarks on taxation

    While much has already been accomplished to strengthen tax compliance and enforcement, there is still further progress to be made. And second, we think that greater consideration needs to be given to the role that tax policy can play to foster trade, investment and growth. Now is a good time to look at the aspects of tax policy and administration that may be undermining investment, which remains too weak, not least in Europe.

  • 5-September-2016

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    G20 Leaders Hangzhou Summit: For a fairer and more robust international tax system

    Restauring trust in governments, ensuring that globalisation benefits all segments of society is a must. As highlighted by many of you, fighting tax evasion and tax avoidance is one way to address the growing concerns of citizens. The G20 has a success story to share: we have taken up the fight against tax havens and we are now moving towards a fairer tax environment.

  • 5-September-2016

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    G20 Leaders Hangzhou Summit: Breaking a new path for growth

    Policy matters! The G20 must take bold action to escape the low-growth trap, tackle slowing productivity growth and rising inequalities, and make the most of technological progress while minimizing its disruptive impact. The OECD stands ready to support this effort to achieve, in the words of our Chinese hosts, an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive growth.

  • 4-September-2016

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    G20 Leaders Hangzhou Summit: Remarks on the global economy

    Policy action is moving in the right direction, but we can only escape the self-reinforcing low-growth trap by meeting the aims of the Hangzhou Action Plan to forge a path towards strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth.

  • 3-September-2016

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    Remarks on B20 2016 Policy Recommendations to the G20

    The world economy is trapped in three interrelated vicious circles: a “low-growth trap”, a low-growth/low interest rates trap, and at no point in the past 30 years has productivity growth been lower. How do we break these three vicious cycles? A bold and comprehensive, three-pronged policy package is needed, many elements of which are encapsulated in this year’s B20 recommendations.

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