Speeches


  • 6-July-2018

    English

    OECD Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice : Closing Remarks

    My sincere thanks, once again, to you and the Government of Latvia for hosting this exchange of ideas and to Attorney General and Minister of Justice Schwartz for co-chairing this roundtable.

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  • 6-July-2018

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    OECD Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice: Launch of Latvia report

    We hope this will be a useful tool to demonstrate best practice as the country shifts from a largely inward-looking approach to justice, focusing on the needs of justice systems and processes, towards a user-centered approach, putting the needs of citizens, communities and businesses at its heart.

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  • 6-July-2018

    English

    OECD Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice : Opening Remarks

    I am delighted to welcome you to this high-level session on Investing in Access to Justice for All. My sincere thanks to the Government of Latvia for hosting us today, and to the Open Society Foundations and Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies for their close collaboration.

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  • 5-July-2018

    English

    Launch of the OECD 2018 Economic Survey of Lithuania

    I am delighted to be in Vilnius today to present the 2018 Economic Survey of Lithuania. My thanks to Prime Minister Skvernelis for hosting today’s launch. This is a special time and a special publication.

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  • 4-July-2018

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    Launch of the 2018 OECD Employment Outlook

    I am delighted to launch the 35th edition of the OECD’s Employment Outlook. This comes hot on the heels of our latest Economic Outlook, which projects economic growth in the OECD of 2.6% in 2018, and 2.5% in 2019. While not at a record high, growth appears stronger. Job gains in particular have been impressive.

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  • 3-July-2018

    English

    Launch of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027

    I am delighted to launch this year’s Agricultural Outlook with José Graziano da Silva. This is the 14th Outlook that we have produced jointly with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation: our long-standing collaboration has ensured that we have stayed at the leading edge of the challenges facing the agricultural sector. The publication projects production and prices of all major agricultural products.

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  • 2-July-2018

    English

    Launch of the OECD 2018 Economic Survey of the Netherlands

    It is a great pleasure to be in The Hague to launch the 2018 Economic Survey of the Netherlands. I want to thank State Secretary Keijzer and her team for their excellent collaboration during the preparation of this Survey.

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  • 29-June-2018

    English

    Skills Summit 2018 : Closing Plenary

    I would like to thank the Portuguese Government for hosting this important summit and congratulate all of you for today’s very productive and stimulating discussions.

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  • 29-June-2018

    English

    Skills Summit 2018 - Opening of Plenary Session

    Thank you again Minister, for welcoming us to the second Skills Summit. The presence of several Portuguese Cabinet Ministers here today is testament to this country’s political commitment in taking up the baton from the Norwegians after the very successful inaugural Skills Summit in Bergen two years ago.

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  • 20-June-2018

    English

    Launch of the International Migration Outlook 2018

    We are launching this report on World Refugee Day, a day to raise awareness of the millions of people forced to flee their homes, countries and loved ones in pursuit of safety and security. We should recognise their strength and courage as they try to re build a new life in their host countries. And we should also acknowledge the efforts of transit and host countries to manage large inflows of refugees in recent years.

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