Speeches


  • 22-April-2015

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    Meeting of the OECD Council on the occasion of the visit of H.E. Mr. Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

    It is a great honour to welcome His Excellency President Poroshenko to the OECD. This is the first time that the President of Ukraine visits our organisation. The “Ukraine Action Plan” sets out an ambitious and transformational work programme that is designed to help Ukraine bring about the necessary reforms to overcome current economic challenges and ultimately build a better future for the Ukrainian people.

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  • 21-April-2015

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    Kick-Starting the Engine: Investment, Jobs and Prosperity

    We, in the OECD, share the conviction that investment is one of the key cylinders of the global economy – but it needs new fuel and probably another kick-start to function again properly, in order to support a stronger and more inclusive recovery in Europe and on a global scale.

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  • 20-April-2015

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  • 18-April-2015

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    World Bank/IMF Spring 2015 meetings: Written statement to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

    Written statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría for the IMFC during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2015 Spring meetings in Washington, DC.

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  • 18-April-2015

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    World Bank/IMF Spring 2015 meetings: Written statement to the Development Committee

    Written statement to the Development Committee from Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General and Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2015 Spring meetings in Washington, DC.

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  • 17-April-2015

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    Addressing Growing Inequality through Inclusive Growth: Insights for the US and Beyond

    In his speech delivered at the Brookings Institute, OECD Secretary-General Gurría explains that OECD’s numbers tell a clear-cut story of how our traditional economic growth agenda has neglected inclusiveness. Yet to begin to tackle this problem, we have to understand that inequality is not just about money. It touches every area of people’s lives.

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  • 17-April-2015

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    IMF/WB & G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session on International Tax Issues

    After 18 months of hard work, we are now in the decisive stages of the G20/OECD BEPS Project. Your leadership is therefore essential at this point in time, to send a strong message for our officials to reach a principle-based agreement on measures that will effectively attack the loopholes which have allowed base erosion and profit shifting practices to take hold in the past.

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  • 17-April-2015

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    OECD’s role in global economic governance - Remarks at the Executive Council on Global Diplomacy

    To revive global growth and put the global economy on a sustained footing, leaders worldwide want to rely on sound analysis of reliable data, well-founded and broad-based policy recommendations, effective institutions and well tested co-operation mechanisms. The OECD fits the bill.

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  • 16-April-2015

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    Launch of OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2015

    ‌Small and medium-sized enterprises are crucial for tracing new paths to more sustainable and inclusive growth, thanks to their role in providing employment. In the OECD area, SMEs provide the main source of employment and value creation, accounting for about 60 to 70% of employment and more than 50% of value added.

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  • 15-April-2015

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    International Symposium on Corporate Governance and Japan’s Growth Strategy keynote address

    I am honoured to address you today on new growth strategies for developed economies as part of this symposium. Corporate governance is not just a question of ethics, of management or even of profitability – it’s much more important than that. Fundamentally, good corporate governance is critical to unlock investment, growth and jobs in Japan and other advanced economies.

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