Speeches


24-March-2013

English

Fiscal and Taxation Reforms for a More Inclusive Growth in China

The fiscal and taxation reforms will be more than ever necessary in China to ensure that growth becomes more inclusive. So far, China has had a major success in reducing the poverty. But additional tax reforms will be needed to reduce further inequality in disposable income and across regions, as well as to help reduce the rural-urban divide.

23-March-2013

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OECD and China: Tackling Global Challenges

The OECD and China are building a new partnership based on growing collaboration in key policy areas: from social inclusion to urbanisation; from education to green growth; from energy efficiency to corporate governance and taxes, said OECD Secretary-General.

22-March-2013

English

Towards a more inclusive and greener growth

China enjoys a more stable and balanced growth and is now definitely on course to become the world’s largest economy around 2016. But major reforms are still needed to ensure a fourth decade of rapidly converging living standards and a greener economy, said OECD Secretary-General.

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19-March-2013

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Capturing the benefits of Global Value Chains

In a highly integrated and interdependent global economy, trade liberalisation is essential to foster competition, innovation and development. The rising importance of Global Value Chains is clear proof of how many countries can benefit from the creation, production and export of a given product, said OECD Secretary-General.

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14-March-2013

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International Summit on the Teaching Profession

The quality of teachers is one of the most important factors in student outcomes. But our policies to improve teacher quality will only succeed if we effectively evaluate and measure performance. Evaluating teachers reflects a commitment to the improvement of this most valuable and important profession, said Angel Gurría.

8-March-2013

English

Secretary-General's introduction of President of Israel, Shimon Peres

It is a great honour to welcome the President of Israel, Shimon Peres, to the OECD. This is indeed a historic occasion. President Peres is one of the greatest statesmen of our times. His service to Israel has been precious and lifelong.(...)

8-March-2013

English

Going for Growth – the Way forward

The global economy is not out of the woods yet and we urgently need to find the drivers of more vigorous, inclusive and sustainable growth. We need to promote a new type of growth, one with stronger rules for efficient but responsible markets; one that enhances environmental progress; one that promotes social inclusion, says Angel Gurría.

6-March-2013

English

2nd Global Forum on Transfer Pricing: Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Base erosion is a serious threat to the viability of our countries. It constitutes a major risk to tax revenues, tax sovereignty and tax fairness, said Angel Gurría in his opening remarks at the 2nd Global Forum on Transfer Pricing.

4-March-2013

English

Unlocking South Africa’s great economic potential

Despite South Africa's wealth in natural resources, healthy business environment and financial system, and its sound public finances, the country has yet to fulfil its great potential, said Angel Gurría at the launch of the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa.

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28-February-2013

English

Global Forum on Competition - Closing Remarks

In his closing remarks to the first day of the OECD Global Forum on Competition, the OECD Secretary-General underlined the importance of tackling the topic of competition and poverty.

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