Speeches


  • 11-February-2018

    English

    6th World Government Summit: Opening Plenary

    I am delighted to open the World Government Summit and to deepen the strategic partnership between the Summit and the OECD. This Summit is an important opportunity to reflect on the deep governance transformations that are needed to make economies and societies more resilient and inclusive.

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  • 10-February-2018

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    3rd Annual Arab Fiscal Forum: Digital Revolutions in Public Finance

    The global economy is in the midst of a digital transformation that is making waves across every sector of public and private activity. 40% of the world’s population is now connected to networks, up from 4% in 1995.

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  • 8-February-2018

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    OECD Global Parliamentary Network: Multilateralism - Bridging Divides

    International co-operation between Parliamentarians is vital in these challenging times. Many citizens are questioning the value of openness, the multilateral system and even the functionality of our political institutions and democracy itself.

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  • 24-January-2018

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    Working Better with Age and Fighting Unequal Ageing in the United States

    I am delighted to present a new OECD study on a crucial issue: “Working Better with Age and Fighting Unequal Ageing in the United States”. I would like to thank the AARP for their support and for their continued partnership with the OECD on ageing issues.

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  • 22-January-2018

    English

    COPE International Diversity Forum

    Welcome to the COPE International Diversity Forum, and welcome to the OECD. It is a great pleasure to have so many key actors with us today – and notably our keynote speaker Minister Hussen. Minister, your presence here is testimony of your country’s leadership on this issue.

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  • 19-January-2018

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    2018 New Year’s Wishes

    2017 marked 50 years since the Beatles iconic album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, on which they sang “I get by with a little help from my friends”. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate sentiment with which to begin these remarks.

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  • 15-January-2018

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    The Award Ceremony of the 6th edition of Ethics and Trust in Finance, Global Prize

    I am delighted to address the 6th edition of the “Ethics and Trust in Finance” Global Prize ceremony. Let me congratulate all the finalists for their ground-breaking essays. It is inspiring and comforting to see these gifted young people engaged in winning back trust in finance.

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  • 15-January-2018

    English

    International Forum on Migration Statistics

    It is my pleasure to open the inaugural OECD-IOM-UNDESA International Forum on Migration Statistics. We have a lot of ground to cover! The Forum includes over 240 high-level speakers and 700 registered participants from more than 90 countries. A warm welcome to you all, including those following us live on the web.

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  • 13-January-2018

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    Global and Mexico Economic Outlook 2018

    After achieving 2.4% in 2017, the Mexican economy will continue to grow at rates above 2% in 2018. Although this is an impressive pace, given the external constraints, it still falls short of what Mexico needs to make a significant cut in poverty and to create the jobs that our young people are demanding.

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  • 10-January-2018

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