Speeches


  • 3-June-2015

    English

    Signing Ceremony of the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement for the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (MAAC)

    Today marks another key moment in stepping up the fight against offshore tax evasion. I congratulate the countries represented here for acting so quickly on the commitments made last year. And I offer the full support of the OECD in the implementation process that is now to follow. Together, let’s make tax transparency a reality around the world.

  • 2-June-2015

    English

    Special B20-OECD-BIAC Session: Mapping the Work of the G20 against Megatrends and Future Policy Needs in a Shifting World

    Looking ahead to the 2016 Chinese G20 presidency, the OECD will continue to support G20 and B20 work and the priorities of the incumbent presidency by providing its tailored expertise and policy findings with an emphasis on the new, more inclusive and innovation-driven, growth model. We at the OECD remain convinced that this path of “inclusive and innovative growth” is the right way to pave the way forward with the B20 and BIAC.

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  • 2-June-2015

    English

    G20 Turkish Presidency/OECD Stocktaking Seminar on Global Value Chains

    Today’s seminar provides us with an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the analysis and the policy lessons that are emerging from our collective work on GVCs – especially as relates to the challenges and opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises, and low income countries. Our discussions today will inform a report to G20 Trade Ministers in Istanbul this October.

  • 2-June-2015

    English

    OECD Forum 2015 Opening Remarks

    As every year, the OECD gathers a unique blend of creative minds, decision-makers and experts from all walks of life, to find the solutions to pressing global challenges. This year we are plunging into the epicentre of economic activity and human progress: investment.

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  • 1-June-2015

    English

    El Salvador Signing Ceremony - Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Today’s ceremony sends yet another strong message to the international community of El Salvador’s commitment to fighting international tax avoidance and evasion by increasing transparency. This builds on the first major step, taken in 2011, when El Salvador joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information.

  • 27-May-2015

    English

    International Transport Forum 2015 Annual Summit opening plenary remarks

    Trade and tourism are central to today’s global economy and must be underpinned by efficient and reliable transport systems, which are vital for the smooth functioning of global value chains. Despite the importance of the transport sector, it remains heavily regulated. Furthermore, transport policy can and should play a role in tackling climate change.

  • 27-May-2015

    English

    Launch of the Skills Outlook 2015

    Skills drive economic growth and can boost social cohesion. With growth increasingly driven by productivity improvements, the future economic and social well-being of OECD countries will depend upon providing our young people with the right skills to succeed in the 21st century job market.

  • 26-May-2015

    English

    Meeting of the OECD Council - Introduction of Spanish Employment and Social Security Minister Fátima Báñez

    The Minister is here today to tell us more about her experience, also with regard to the broader area of social security and pensions. But the important lesson that I would like to stress before yielding her the floor is precisely the importance of standing by our members when we know that their policies point in the right direction and they need time to see the results.

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  • 21-May-2015

    English

    Launch of "In It Together - Why Less Inequality Benefits All"

    For years now we have been underlining the toll that inequality takes on people’s lives. And I am proud of the contribution that the OECD has made in recent decades, putting inequality at the heart of the political and economic debate. This report proposes concrete policy solutions to promote opportunities for more inclusive growth.

  • 20-May-2015

    English

    The Business Climate Has Changed: Imagining New Approaches for Our Climate

    In his remarks to the Business & Climate Summit, the Secretary-General said that business lies at the heart of what we need to achieve on climate action. If Governments produce clear, credible and coherent national policies and clear messages and signals, the full transformative power of business, markets and human ingenuity will be unleashed.

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