Speeches


  • 15-January-2016

    English

    OECD Meeting of the Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee at Ministerial Level welcome address

    We gather here as labour market conditions are improving. Job creation is strengthening in many countries, in no small part thanks to policy efforts made by many of you during these difficult years. But there are still over 40 million people looking for work in OECD countries, 8 million more than in December 2007.

  • 14-January-2016

    English

    Policy Forum on the Future of Work opening remarks

    Globalisation, demographic trends and technological change are transforming jobs in our economy. The overall organisation of work and the skills needed in the workplace are undergoing profound and rapid changes. It is imperative for us to remain ahead of the curve and to be able to provide the necessary tools for workers, companies and labour markets to adapt to these changes efficiently.

  • 12-January-2016

    English

    7th NAEC Group Meeting: “New Year, New Challenges, New Approaches”

    This group has become a key forum for discussing emerging challenges and promoting novel ways of addressing them. It offers opportunities for cross-committee, inter-disciplinary and horizontal discussion not only to think about policy linkages, trade-offs and complementarities, but also to do some soul-searching, learn from the past, and update our analytical frameworks in order to address the present and, above all, the future.

  • 8-January-2016

    English

    ITAM Seminar: 2016 Economic Outlook - Mexico in the International Setting: Challenges and Opportunities

    Allow me to share some thoughts with you about how we at the OECD view the international economic context and the situation and trends in Mexico.

  • 7-January-2016

    English

    Ceremony for the award of an Honorary Doctorate by the Universidad del Valle de México: Promoting more inclusive growth in Mexico

    I would like to take this opportunity to share with you something of what a public service career has meant for me, and to relate to you some of the experiences that have marked my professional path. I hope that you will discern in these remarks the enthusiasm, the conviction and the faith we need in order to change and improve Mexico.

  • 7-January-2016

    English

    Presentation of the Review “Improving ISSSTE’s Public Procurement for Better Results”

    We are pleased that the ISSSTE has decided to conduct an assessment of the implementation of the recommendations in our first report. This is a sign of its commitment to complete the process of reforming the ISSSTE, as one of the key components of the Mexican health system. The ISSSTE should, can and intends to become an example of best practices in the procurement and contracting of goods and services.

  • 7-January-2016

    English

    Presentation of the Review of the Mexican Health System 2016

    A decade ago we published the first OECD Health System Review of Mexico. Since then, a great deal has changed, and for the better. Over the last 10 years, the publicly-subsidised health insurance plan (Seguro Popular) has extended coverage to more than 50 million people who were previously unprotected. Health service users today report a satisfaction rate of 97%.

  • 22-December-2015

    English

    OECD’s Gurría welcomes WTO agreements

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría congratulates the World Trade Organization and its members for their accomplishments at the 10th WTO Ministerial in Nairobi.

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  • 14-December-2015

    English

    Beyond COP21: Boosting systems innovation for green growth

    The hard work starts now. The Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to cut emissions submitted by 160 countries – even if fully implemented – do not add up to the level of emissions reduction needed to keep the global average temperature rises below 2 degrees. So how can we close this emissions gap?

  • 12-December-2015

    English

    Statement by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on COP21 Agreement

    This is a watershed day for the world and especially heartening for the OECD as one of the first international bodies to call for zero net emissions in the second half of the century, for a price on carbon and for greater efforts to channel finance into the low carbon economy.

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