Speeches


  • 9-April-2018

    English

    Launch of ODA Figures 2017

    I am delighted to be with you today to present our analysis of global aid trends in 2017. Official development assistance – or ODA – is, and will remain, a crucial pillar of development finance.

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  • 9-April-2018

    English

    Meeting of the members of the Council with Ms. Grybauskaitė President of Lithuania

    It is my honour and pleasure to welcome you to the OECD today, President Grybauskaitė, at this exciting time when Lithuania is nearing the conclusion of the accession process to the OECD and is celebrating the centenary of its statehood.

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  • 6-April-2018

    French

    Conférence CEDRE: Conférence Économique pour le Développement du Liban par les Réformes avec les Entreprises

    L’OCDE applaudie cette initiative organisée par la France pour soutenir un pays en proie à des défis importants. En effet, le Liban a été sévèrement touché par les répercussions humanitaires, économiques et géopolitiques d’un conflit qui dure depuis déjà 7 ans, face auxquelles le pays a fait preuve d’une résilience extraordinaire.

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  • 6-April-2018

    English

    Meeting of the members of the Council with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania Teodor-Viorel Meleşcanu

    It is my honour to welcome you to the OECD today, Minister Meleşcanu, and benefit from your wisdom and rich experience as a senator, statesman, diplomat and scholar.

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  • 6-April-2018

    English

    OECD STATISTICS DAY 2018: “The Role of Official Statistics in an Evolving World”

    Welcome to OECD Statistics Day, our bi-annual celebration of statistics as the backbone of our evidence base. Today we celebrate the effort and contribution of all our statisticians, not just in SDD but across the house.

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  • 4-April-2018

    English

    Growth in a Multilateral World: The Role of Inclusive Trade and Quality Investment

    Despite these glimmerings of hope, the multilateral system is under strain and governments around the world are facing a public backlash against globalisation, open markets and trade. This is partly due to a lack of trust in the international system and partly because the benefits of globalisation have not been evenly distributed across all peoples and regions.

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  • 27-March-2018

    English

    2018 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: Planet Integrity: Building a Fairer Society

    Welcome to the 6th Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum. Allow me to begin by thanking the Prime Minister of Iceland, Ms. Katrin Jakobsdottir, the Prime Minister of Norway, Ms. Erna Solberg, the Vice President of Argentina, Ms. Gabriela Michetti, and the First Vice President of the European Commission, Mr. Frans Timmermans, for joining us.

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  • 21-March-2018

    English

    Presentation of the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize

    My sincerest thanks to the Jury of the Prize, the President and Honorary President of the World Water Council, and to the dedicated team who have been working to advance the water agenda with me at the OECD. Many of them are here, and I share this prize with them.

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  • 21-March-2018

    English

    Development Finance to reach SDG 6 - Event on Perspectives from International Development Banks

    It is a great pleasure to open this session on the role of development finance to achieve the water Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6).

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  • 20-March-2018

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: International Tax Challenges

    Last March you asked the OECD to deliver, by 2020, a report on the tax challenges related to the growing digitalisation of the world economy.

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