Speeches


  • 18-November-2016

    English

    Council discussion with H.E. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

    Last month marked the eighteenth anniversary of the OECD's permanent observership of the UN General Assembly. Turning 18 is always a special milestone. For us, this coming of age coincides with a strengthening of the relationship between the OECD and the UN family which we are all proud of.

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  • 15-November-2016

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    Putting Business at the Heart of Inclusive Growth: Launch of OECD Dialogue on Inclusive Business

    This event marks a great opportunity for the OECD and our Member countries to forge an operational partnership with the innovators and drivers of economic success – business. By joining forces we can disseminate the results of our research across new fora and redouble our common efforts to put policies to promote inclusive growth into action. But this discussion also marks a fantastic opportunity for business!

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  • 11-November-2016

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    Innovation for sustainable growth in the Americas

    There is no innovation silver bullet; we need to draw on a broad arsenal of policies to unleash the transformative powers of innovation. But if we get it right, we can make innovation a driver of inclusive and sustainable growth and we can make it a driver of better lives in the Americas.

  • 10-November-2016

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    Mexico's economic outlook in the international context

    Faced with a complicated international setting, the Mexican economy has shown that it has solid foundations. However, we must continue our efforts to ensure that growth is inclusive and that its fruits are distributed fairly. This will be the great challenge that you, as future economists, will have to cope with.

  • 10-November-2016

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    The Tijuana-San Diego cross-border region as an engine of entrepreneurship and innovation

    The interaction between San Diego and Tijuana is an example of the enormous potential of cross-border regions for promoting productivity, innovation, employment and inclusion. Let us press further in our quest for shared prosperity. The world needs successful examples of integration that will put an end to fear and prejudice. Borders should be channels of communication and not of exclusion.

  • 7-November-2016

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    Getting Austria back on the inclusive growth track: Key OECD Recommendations - Remarks at press conference with Federal Chancellor Christian Kern

    I am delighted to be back in Vienna today to meet with Federal Chancellor Kern and other distinguished members of the Austrian government. We have reaffirmed the deep friendship between the OECD and Austria, and expressed our commitment to work together in this tough economic climate for the benefit of all Austrians.

  • 2-November-2016

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    Launch of the report "International Regulatory Co-operation: The Role of International Organisations"

    It is a pleasure to be here with you today to present the fruits of close co-operation between 50 international organisations. The continuous enthusiasm and joint efforts that have gone into the three years that led to the preparation of this report show we all continuously strive for excellence, reflecting together on how to be ever more relevant, effective and transparent.

  • 31-October-2016

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes the signature of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)

    “I congratulate Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the signature of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The deal comes at a crucial time when slowing trade growth and low investment are contributing to the weakness of the global economy.

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  • 28-October-2016

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    Remarks at 1st edition of the International Award on Investor Climate-Related Disclosures

    We are all brought together by the collective global project to transform our economies, still hard-wired around fossil fuels, into green, low-emissions and climate-resilient economies. This is a huge challenge. It requires massive leadership, and well-aligned policies across government, as well as the scaling up of green finance. Given the scale of this investment, the role of finance is critical.

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  • 28-October-2016

    English

    Remarks at France-Ukraine Business Forum

    Just yesterday, the Prime Minister and I renewed the OECD-Ukraine Memorandum of Understanding, reflecting our continued determination to work together to address Ukraine’s reform priorities. We have agreed on three interrelated areas for further co-operation: (i) tackling corruption; (ii) strengthening public governance and the rule of law; and (iii) improving the investment and business climate.

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