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9-March-2012

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Combating Global Headwinds: the OECD Perspective

Tackling the economic crisis, implementing structural reforms, generating jobs, mitigating climate change and reversing inequality are huge challenges that we can overcome if we work together, said OECD Secretary-General.

9-March-2012

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Greece: OECD’s Gurría welcomes successful debt reduction outcome

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría congratulates the Greek authorities for the successful outcome of the voluntary Greek debt exchange programme.

8-March-2012

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4th OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers (opening remarks)

Green and Growth can go together, provided that the appropriate framework and the right economic and regulatory incentives are in place to encourage sustainable use of our resources and the environment, said Angel Gurría.

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8-March-2012

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The OECD Gender Browser: A Benchmark for gender equality

Launching the new OECD gender data browser in Chicago, Angel Gurría said that gender is maybe the most underexploited resource for the economy and the society nowadays. Opportunities for women are not equal in education, neither in the labour market, nor in entrepreneurship, or politics, he added.

1-March-2012

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High Level Meeting for the Development Centre’s 50th Anniversary - Secretary General's Speech

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the OECD Development Centre, Angel Gurria said that inequality, climate change and conflict make development a shared global objective with implications for both rich and poor countries.

29-February-2012

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Global Economic Prospects and Rethinking Global Challenges

We have much to learn from the emerging countries and their social and economic transformation in the past decades, and from the recent crisis in the developed world. It is high time we revised our conceptual framework, rethought our conventional wisdom and engaged in best-practise sharing.

24-February-2012

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Going for Growth 2012: Structural Reforms can Make the Difference

The crisis has acted as a catalyst for reforms. While they are sometimes unpopular, painful or both, they are necessary to make longer term growth stronger, more sustainable and more equitable, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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22-February-2012

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Agriculture in a Global Context

To nourish the world population in 2050, we must increase food availability by 70 to 100%. This means that we need to engineer a shift towards policies that support innovation, productivity and sustainability and that provide farmers with the skills they need to grasp the opportunities of strong demand and high prices.

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16-February-2012

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Opening of the 11th Global Forum on Competition

By removing barriers to entry in protected sectors and guaranteeing a level playing field for entrepreneurs, pro-competition reforms can unlock opportunities for investment and for the creation of jobs, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

14-February-2012

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Launch of the 2012 OECD’s Economic Survey of Germany

Germany recovered rapidly from the 2008-09 recession, with GDP topping pre-crisis rates during 2011 and unemployment falling significantly. Public finances are sound, but further reforms are needed to transform its growth model to thrive as a knowledge-based economy, says Angel Gurría.

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