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Educational policies need to be based on a solid understanding of how effectively economies use their talent pool, and of how better skills will translate into better jobs, higher productivity, and ultimately, better economic and social outcomes, according to Angel Gurría.
Commentant la Présidence future du G20 par la France, M. Gurría souligne que si l'édifice économique mondial ne s'est pas effondré pendant la crise, c'est le résultat d'une mobilisation et coordination des gouvernements sans précédent et que le G20 en a été le théâtre principal.
In his remarks Angel Gurría noted that key short-term task is to consolidate the emergence from recession. Looking further out, a key challenge is to make better use of South Africa’s abundant resources, both human and physical. Although growth performance has improved, South Africa stands out as having achieved no convergence on OECD average GDP per capita since 1994. The substantial civil and political liberties enjoyed in South
In this speech, Angel Gurría called for countries to rethink their policies to nurture and guide innovation, noting that innovation needs to be seen as a system.
In his remarks Angel Gurría noted that the civil and political liberties enjoyed by South Africans are to a great extent thwarted by the burdens of joblessness, poverty, insecurity and poor education. The only way to meet the economic and social objectives of the government and the people of South Africa is to make better use of the country’s abundant resources, both human and physical, to promote and sustain faster growth.
Speaking at the launch of the OECD International Migration Outlook, A. Gurría said that ensuring good labour force outcomes for immigrants is not just desirable; it is a key element of a fair recovery strategy.
"Cutting unemployment and fiscal deficits at the same time is a daunting challenge but it needs to be tackled head on. Despite signs of recovery in most countries, the risk remains that millions of people may lose touch with the labour market. High joblessness as the new normal can not be accepted and has to be tackled by a comprehensive policy strategy", said Angel Gurría at the launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2010.
In his remarks on 29 June 2010, at the occasion of Israel's Accession Agreement to the OECD, Angel Gurría said that Israel's accession will reflect a more open, more plural and inclusive OECD.
G20 countries need to keep up the momentum of structural economic reform in order to boost confidence and job creation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells G20 leaders.
Policy makers must strike a "new balance" between the twin needs for fiscal consolidation and support for a jobs-rich recovery, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells business leaders ahead of the G20 summit.