Speeches


  • 7-October-2015

    Spanish

    Ceremonia Pública con el Presidente Ollanta Humala: Reforzando la cooperación entre la OCDE y el Perú

    Los avances de la economía peruana han sido impresionantes, pero llevan ahora al país a enfrentar nuevos retos que demandan una visión de futuro. Nuestro deseo es seguir trabajando estrechamente con el Gobierno del Perú y los diferentes interlocutores sociales para impulsar las reformas que el país necesita, acompañándoles en este momento decisivo de su historia.

  • 6-October-2015

    English

  • 6-October-2015

    English

    Istanbul G20 Trade Ministers Meeting - Remarks at session on the slowdown in global trade

    Trade plays an important role in driving economic productivity, investment and growth, and has the potential to create better jobs, increase wages, and improve working conditions. And yet, 2014 marked the third consecutive year in which global trade volumes grew less than 3%. Trade and investment, the twin and complementary engines for reviving the world economy, are lagging behind.

  • 5-October-2015

    English

    OECD-G20 Global Forum on International Investment opening remarks

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2015 G20-OECD Global Forum on International Investment. The forum provides an important opportunity for dynamic, frank and constructive dialogue on measures to catalyse investment and develop a more coherent and cohesive global trade and investment regime.

  • 1-October-2015

    English

    Global Parliamentary Network meeting - A conversation on the sustainable development agenda

    In the last decade, the world has made important progress in fighting extreme poverty, but we still have a long way to go. I just came back from New York, where the international community adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. Enthusiasm was in abundance, but the debate was pretty sobering.

  • 30-September-2015

    English

    2015 Enlarged Debate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the Activities of the OECD

    It is my pleasure to join you for this conversation on the activities of the OECD, which has become a very rewarding annual tradition. Your reflections, feedback and challenging questions always help to spur us forward in our quest to deliver better policies for better lives.

  • 28-September-2015

    English

    Remarks on the launch of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

    I am excited by the launch of this partnership. It can play a crucial role in driving a data revolution that improves lives and helps us make the right decisions to speed our progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 28-September-2015

    English

    High-level conference on the Sustainable Development Goals: Africa's perspective

    Africa will play a make-or-break role in how the Sustainable Development Goals story plays out. Under the leadership of the African Union, Africans have already adopted their own development roadmap.

  • 28-September-2015

    English

    Betting the planet: A climate reality check

    As we approach COP21 it is becoming increasingly clear that more ambition is needed to get us on a 2 degree pathway. But it is not just about committing to emission reduction targets by 2030. Governments need to demonstrate how their policies will credibly put them on a pathway to even deeper reductions.

  • 27-September-2015

    English

    Remarks at high-level event on a new rural development paradigm and the inclusive and sustainable new communities model inspired by Saemul Undong

    Tackling human development means tackling rural development – the two go hand in hand. We used to think the solution was rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. Now, we know that in well-performing economies, rural areas tend to be resilient, contributing to national wealth and social stability.

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