Speeches


  • 8-October-2018

    English

    GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2018: GLOBSEC Gala Dinner & European Award

    I am honoured to receive this GLOBSEC European Award. The Organisation I lead, the OECD, is part of Europe’s story, part of Europe’s history. Originally founded in 1947 as the secretariat of the Marshall Plan, the OECD has been there from the outset of post-war European reconstruction. And the OECD will continue to play its part in Europe’s future by drawing on what we do best: advancing better policies for better lives.

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  • 2-October-2018

    English

    Barbershop Conference at the OECD: Getting men to mobilise for gender equality

    I am delighted to welcome you to the “Barbershop Conference at the OECD”. Allow me to begin by thanking the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Mr. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, for co-hosting our discussion.

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  • 2-October-2018

    English

    Conference of Paris: “Reshaping Globalization, Mastering Change”

    L’OCDE est ravie d’accueillir, pour la deuxième année consécutive, la Conférence de Paris et d’approfondir notre dialogue avec le Forum économique international des Amériques.

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  • 25-September-2018

    English

    Launch of the Financing Climate Futures initiative

    I am delighted to be here this evening to kick off the launch of the joint OECD, World Bank and UN Environment initiative Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure.

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  • 24-September-2018

    English

    "Emerging Challenges and Shifting Paradigms: New Perspectives on International co-operation for development"

    We are brought together today by a fundamental recognition: all countries are in a process of continuous development; all are working to address structural challenges and many are struggling to achieve the necessary development outcomes. To deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development we need to acknowledge and comprehend this reality.

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  • 14-September-2018

    English

    10 Years After the Failure of Lehman Brothers

    It is my pleasure to reflect with you on what has happened over the past decade, take stock of what lessons can be drawn from the crisis and how we are tackling the challenges. When I was appointed Secretary-General of the OECD in the summer of 2006, it was a pleasant time to be an economist.

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  • 12-September-2018

    English

    Achieving responsible, effective and inclusive multilateralism

    It is a pleasure to be at the ESSEC Grand Ecole and address the brilliant young minds who will become the business leaders of tomorrow. We live in a world that is in constant evolution and facing new challenges, which is why this class on “Understanding and Changing the world” is of utmost importance. This is what we try to do at the OECD every day. I very much hope our perspective can inspire you.

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  • 11-September-2018

    English

    Launch of Education at a Glance 2018

    Equity permeates the work of the OECD and it has been one of our top priorities for the past decade. Our latest tool, the Framework for Policy Action on Inclusive Growth, provides policy advice to inform action in key areas such as: investing in people and places that have been left behind; providing equal opportunities; and supporting inclusive labour markets, among others. Education remains at the core of these objectives.

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  • 4-September-2018

    English

    High-Level Panel: Blockchain for Better Policies

    I am also delighted to see so many other countries represented here today, representatives from civil society, organised labour and other International Organisations, and the entrepreneurs who are pushing these technological boundaries.

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  • 22-July-2018

    English

    Signing of the OECD-AFIP MoU establishing a centre of the Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation in Argentina

    I am pleased to welcome you to this signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding between the OECD and the Federal Administration of Public Revenues, establishing the OECD Latin America Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation.

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