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20-June-2013

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Promoting a new mode of economic growth as the B20 priority for 2013

Talking points presented by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, at the B20 Plenary Session in Saint Petersburg, 20th June 2013.

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19-June-2013

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Mobilising domestic resources for all – Upgrading tax systems to a globalised world

We do not seek harmonisation of tax systems or of tax rates. We aim to close the gaps and reduce the frictions between outdated tax systems and today’s business practices, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

13-June-2013

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Migration and the welfare state in times of crisis

International migration flows are essential for the effective functioning of our economies. Even in times of crisis and fiscal constraint, a holistic approach is required to fully reap its full benefits, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

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12-June-2013

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11th Annual International Bar Association Anti-Corruption Conference

The fight against bribery and corruption demands a collective response. We need to assemble the brightest minds and keep sharing knowledge to combat this curse. Especially now (...) when corruption, coupled with growing inequality, are causing a serious loss of trust in our societies and in the institutions we have built in the last 100 years, said Angel Gurría.

10-June-2013

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A New Economic Cycle, New Balance

Our approaches so far have left too many people behind, detached from the “necessary tools” or the “right connections” to raise their incomes and develop their full capabilities. It is time to turn around this logic. It is time to see economics as a tool to improve people’s lives, said OECD Secretary-General.

6-June-2013

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Opening Ceremony of the 2013 World Outlook Conference

Governments must create the right enabling environment for growth and trade. We have much to learn from China in this regard. China’s agricultural reforms have played a key role in its remarkable progress in expanding production and improving domestic food security, said Angel Gurría.

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5-June-2013

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Innovation: the next frontier?

The growing food security and poverty challenges that we face deserve our special attention. Experience has shown that only through sharing best practices and lessons learned can we develop more targeted policies and coordinate our efforts at promoting agricultural development through innovation, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

4-June-2013

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OECD Secretary-General statement on events in Bangladesh

The OECD is deeply saddened by the tragedy at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. Our hearts go out to all of those affected. This event is a dramatic wakeup call for the international textile industry, governments, and other stakeholders to address the risks before they result in tragedies such as this.

3-June-2013

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Festival Economia Trento 2013 Global inequalities: how can they be addressed?

Inequalities are threatening the viability of our economies and eroding social trust. People are increasingly calling into question the strength of the “social compact”. Re-igniting growth and putting people back to work is our utmost priority, but this has to be implemented and achieved in a sustainable and inclusive manner, said OECD Secretary-General

3-June-2013

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Global inequalities: how can they be addressed?

Inequalities are threatening the viability of our economies and eroding social trust. People are increasingly calling into question the strength of the “social compact”. Re-igniting growth and putting people back to work is our utmost priority, but this has to be implemented and achieved in a sustainable and inclusive manner, said OECD Secretary-General

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