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Expanding our long-lasting institutional partnership with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly is right in line with our effort to strengthen our collaboration with parliamentarians. Parliaments have become strategic to design and approve the needed reforms to restart growth and equip our economies with better frameworks and institutions.
The Secretary-General introduced Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, and underlined many of his accomplishments.
The OECD has shown its commitment to this strand of G20 work by providing your Leaders with key global principles to enhance financial consumer protection in 2011 at the Cannes Summit; and by promoting the development of consistent financial education strategies with the High Level OECD/INFE Principles on national strategies for financial education delivered, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
The OECD continues its work to improve the effectiveness of automatic exchange of information as a compliance tool and to ensure that the information exchanged will remain secure and confidential, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
In his remarks to G20 Finance Ministers, OECD Secretary-General explained that we need decisive economic measures on the supply side that can boost confidence - the touchstone of all our efforts - and can tip the scales towards an upside growth scenario relative to the downside risks.
The OECD has much to offer to the G20 and can help the Presidency to deliver concrete and meaningful outcomes on the issue of financing for investment, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
In his remarks, Angel Gurría noted that this new issue of Going for Growth comes at a time when the likelihood of worst-case economic scenarios has receded but the road to a strong and balanced recovery is still fraught with many challenges.
In his remarks, OECD Secretary-General answers the three following questions: Where is growth going to come from? How sustainable will it be? Who is going to benefit from it?
As our financial and environmental resources become scarcer, our collective creativity, cleverness and originality are valuable and productive assets that remain largely untapped: investing in Knowledge-Based Capital (KBC) is an intelligent strategy to promote long-term and sustainable growth.
About the White Paper on “Australia in the Asian Century”, OECD Secretary-General said this road map represents acommitment to anchoring long-term sustainable growth for the benefit of future generations.