Speeches


  • 12-June-2013

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

  • 31-May-2013

    Spanish

    2013 International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean

    Apoyar el emprendimiento y la incorporación de las PYMES latinoamericanas a las cadenas de valor mundial debe ser una de las principales políticas de desarrollo en estos países. Las PYMES son uno de los instrumentos más eficaces de redistribución del ingreso y combate a la pobreza, dijo el Secretario General de la OCDE, Angel Gurría.

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  • 29-May-2013

    English

    Signing Ceremony of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    We have 9 countries here today who are signing the Multilateral Convention, 2 countries who are signing a letter of intent to sign the Convention and 6 who are depositing instruments of ratification, said Angel Gurría.

  • 29-May-2013

    English

    Presentation of the May 2013 OECD Economic Outlook

    Most OECD countries still have heavy public debt burdens. But many countries need only limited additional adjustment to put their public finances back on track. They are very close to stabilising their debt-to-GDP ratios and to putting them on a sustainable downward path over the next 15 years or so, said A. Gurría.

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