Speeches


  • 11-July-2014

    English

    Launch of the 2014 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

    This year’s Outlook offers good news. It confirms that globally, production of most agricultural commodities increased in 2013 following the effects of adverse weather conditions a year earlier. But more importantly, it suggests that production will continue to grow to meet the demands of rising populations and higher incomes.

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  • 9-July-2014

    English

    Launch of PISA Financial Literacy Assessment

    The results of this first-ever assessment are a true call for action. We need to step up our global and common efforts to better identify the financial literacy needs of 15-year-olds and explore ways to improve this essential life skill, warned OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 8-July-2014

    English

    Portugal: Deepening Structural Reform to Support Growth and Competitiveness (Remarks by Angel Gurría)

    Portugal’s economy appears to be turning the corner. We expect growth of 1.1% this year and 1.4% in 2015, broadly in line with government projections. Unemployment is starting to decline, exports are booming and the public debt is being gradually brought under control. To cement this improving scenario, it is important to maintain the reform agenda, and to continue to address the high levels of corporate debt and public debt.

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  • 2-July-2014

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    Launch of the 2014 Perspectives on Global Development

    Based on recent trends, many middle-income countries are not growing fast enough to reach average income levels in the OECD countries by 2050. This includes several lower middle-income countries – such as India, Indonesia and Viet Nam – but also countries in the upper middle-income bracket, such as Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and South Africa, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 1-July-2014

    English

    Third Angus Maddison Development Lecture

    Angus Maddison was a “chiffrephile”, whose work enabled us to understand the world we live in through economic history. He believed that numbers sharpened debate. Quantification, he wrote, “is more readily contestable and likely to be contested.”, underlined OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 1-July-2014

    English

    2014 High-Level Meeting of the OECD Development Centre

    We live in an interconnected world and, more often than not, the solutions to our most pressing challenges are also interconnected. This is the beauty of development: you can look at what others did and adopt or adapt the best of it. There is no copyright on good policy, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 30-June-2014

    English

    New EU Development Cooperation Strategies with Latin America and the Caribbean

    Europe and Latin America have a rich and vibrant history of partnership and collaboration, and as the global economic landscape shifts, there is a great opportunity to deepen the scope of their work, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 30-June-2014

    Spanish

    Sexto Foro Económico Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe

    La relación de la OCDE con América Latina sigue creciendo, junto con la importancia de la región en la economía internacional. La participación de los países latinoamericanos en nuestros comités, working groups e iniciativas es más fuerte que nunca.

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  • 26-June-2014

    English

    Moving beyond rhetoric: Responsibility in practice

    This Global Forum plays an important role as the tool for on-going dialogue on responsible business conduct. I am pleased to announce that today, Ministers from over 20 countries are coming together to discuss how to integrate responsibility considerations throughout government policies. Their work will contribute to protect internationally recognised fundamental rights and to ensure good governance, fair regulations, and transparency.

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  • 23-June-2014

    Spanish

    Red Parlamentaria Global de la OCDE: La OCDE en América Latina

    Esta tercera reunión “itinerante” de la Red Parlamentaria es parte de un esfuerzo que hemos venido realizando por acercar a la OCDE a los legisladores, a sus preocupaciones, a sus experiencias y conocimientos. Nuestra misión es ayudar a los gobiernos a diseñar mejores políticas para una vida mejor, y la perspectiva del legislador es imprescindible para lograr ese objetivo.

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