Speeches


  • 11-October-2017

    English

    “Bridging Divides – From Diagnosis to Action”: A Conversation with OECD Secretary-General

    Our focus on “bridging divides” is quite intentional. We have already discussed this issue with our Ministers and partners at the OECD Week, but the perspective of legislators remains essential. Divides are becoming ever more present in societies and in the lives of the people you serve.

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  • 10-October-2017

    English

    Enlarged Debate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the Activities of the OECD

    The OECD projects global growth to increase to around 3.5% in 2017 and 3.7% in 2018, up from 3% in 2016. In the Euro area, GDP growth has outpaced expectations in the first half of 2017 and the unemployment rate fell to 9.1%, the lowest since 2009.

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  • 5-October-2017

    English

    Launch of the OECD Skills Strategy for Italy: Diagnostic Report

    In the post-war period, Italy enjoyed high growth by exploiting its decentralised production base and nurturing the technical and vocational skills needed for specialised manufacturing. But over the past fifteen years, Italy’s economic performance has been sluggish and productivity has stagnated. This is partly due to skills challenges.

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  • 3-October-2017

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    High Level Meeting of the OECD Development Centre Governing Board

    After a period of unprecedented development progress that has lifted millions out of poverty, has moved families into a global middle class for the first time, and has expanded health and education for children worldwide, we find that the story of development does not end there.

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  • 2-October-2017

    English

    High-Level Meeting on Tourism Policies for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

    Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world economy. International tourism has boomed since the 1950s, growing from just a few million arrivals to more than 1 billion in 2012. This strong growth is expected to continue.

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  • 20-September-2017

    English

    Statement of OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the Earthquake in Mexico

    The thoughts of the entire OECD community are with the people of Mexico today. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and hope that those still unaccounted for will be brought to safety.

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  • 19-September-2017

    English

    Data Analytics for SDGs and National Reports

    The 2030 Agenda provides the international community with a bold and comprehensive framework to chart a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable future for all. The SDGs are universal, and their implementation is the shared responsibility of all countries, at all levels of development – including OECD countries.

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  • 19-September-2017

    English

    High-level follow-up meeting of the Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth

    Today is both an opportunity to celebrate the first results of this partnership, and to take stock of the challenges ahead. The legacies of the crisis are still being felt by workers across the globe

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  • 18-September-2017

    English

    Achieving the SDGs through Health for All

    Congratulations to our co-hosts for convening this timely event. As we have heard from the many distinguished panelists, universal health coverage is the key to progress on the whole SDG agenda.

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  • 18-September-2017

    English

    Equator Prize 2017 Award Ceremony

    Fossil fuels continue to dominate the energy mix, with both OECD economies and the BRIICS still relying on fossil fuels for more than 80% of their energy supply.

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