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High unemployment, weak public finances, slow and unequal growth overall, these are all challenges that Europe needs to address through decisive action and comprehensive structural reforms to turn into a reality the Dream of a prosperous, vibrant and fair society for all Europeans, said OECD Secretary-General in Brussels.
Though Latin American economies are growing quickly, they must reduce inequality and improve infrastructure and education to maintain the growth trajectory, said OECD Secretary-General at the International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean organised in Paris.
Welcoming the accession of Russia - a major nuclear power - to the NEA, Angel Gurría said that this signature also provides a strong political signal in the direction of the future OECD membership.
Following the Arab Spring, MENA countries have embarked on far-reaching political reforms, opening a window of opportunity to unleash the region’s tremendous potential. Policy-makers should now focus on employment, social justice, fair competition, anti-corruption and the rule of law, said OECD Secretary-General.
Our contributions to find sustainable solutions to the major policy challenges include Development, Gender and Skills. We also need to work together to build an inclusive agenda for growth and to define more effective policy options.
In the current economic situation, we can not afford to neglect the potential contribution of women to growth and development, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General
By adhering to several key OECD legal instruments, Mexico and Colombia have taken major steps forward to strengthen cooperation on a global scale.
It is high time to Go Structural, said A. Gurría at the launch of the OECD Economic Outlook. Structural reforms are not only the short-term remedy left, but they also offer multiple dividends: they can help us unleash productivity, develop new sources of growth and rebuild confidence.
The costs and consequences of inaction would be colossal, in economic, environmental and human terms. The truth is that changing our model of growth and making it greener and more inclusive is the only credible strategy that we have.
The OECD is saying Go Structural, Go Social, Go Green! This is a call to action, a moment in the life of nations when political will and collective efforts are truly necessary to improve the picture of a future we do not like!, said A. Gurría, OECD Secretary General.