Speeches


  • 20-October-2017

    English

    APEC FMM: Global Development Outlook

    According to the latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecast, global GDP growth will increase from around 3 percent last year, to just over 3½ percent this year and next.

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  • 19-October-2017

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    Better Family Policies can help combine work and family commitments: Lessons from OECD countries

    I am delighted to be in Seoul, at the Joint Conference on Low Fertility, Challenges and Responses in the Era of Ageing Population. Let me first take this opportunity to thank our hosts: the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korean Institute of Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA). Our thanks also go to the Governments of Japan and China as well as to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for their support.

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  • 19-October-2017

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    Launch of the “Seoul Implementation Agenda”

    It gives me great pleasure to be here today to launch yet another important initiative that strengthens our partnership and brings us closer to creating the inclusive cities that we strive for.

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  • 19-October-2017

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    Third Meeting of OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth: Cities are the key to a just transition

    It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Third Meeting of OECD Champion Mayors. Let me begin by thanking Mayor Park for hosting us today and in particular, for his leadership in taking up the challenge of meeting both climate and inclusion objectives.

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  • 17-October-2017

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    Launch of the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom

    It is a great pleasure to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is facing challenging times.

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  • 17-October-2017

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    Bridging the Data Divide for Development

    It is a pleasure to be in London today, which happens to be the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. We are here to launch the latest OECD Development Co-operation Report, focusing on bridging the “data divide” to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • 16-October-2017

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    General Assembly of the World Steel Association - Opening Remarks

    Thank you for inviting me to this distinguished event. You meet at a critical time for the steel business as there is a lot at stake for the months to come. Let me start with the big picture.

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  • 14-October-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Fall Meetings - Written Statement to the Development Committee

    We are witnessing the highest levels of migration and displacement on record. According to UNHCR, 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, including nearly 22.5 million refugees.

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  • 13-October-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: International Taxation

    Digitalisation is having a profound impact on our societies. It offers many opportunities as a driver of innovation in the private and public sectors. We are already seeing, for example, how our tax administrations are benefiting from these new technologies to enhance services to taxpayers, improve tax compliance and tackle tax evasion and avoidance.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Fall Meetings -Written Statement to the IMFC

    The global economy is now growing at its fastest pace since 2010, with the upturn becoming increasingly synchronised across countries. This long awaited lift to global growth, facilitated by policy support, is being accompanied with solid employment gains and a recovery in trade growth following slumps in late 2015 and early 2016.

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