Speeches


20-July-2010

English

The OECD’s Innovation Strategy: Policies to Turn Ideas into Human Progress

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.

20-July-2010

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Economic Survey of South Africa: Discussion with the National Economic Development and Labour Council

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.

12-July-2010

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Launch of the OECD International Migration Outlook 2010

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.

29-June-2010

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Israel’s Accession Agreement to the OECD

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.

27-June-2010

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G20 : Keep up reforms in order to boost jobs

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.

26-June-2010

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G20 : Global economic conditions and short-term prospects for recovery

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.

25-June-2010

English

Economy : Does the developing world hold the key to building a stronger global economy ?

Heading into the G-20 Summit in Toronto, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria encourages leaders to recognize the present contribution and future potential of emerging and developing economies.

16-June-2010

English

Perspectives on Global Development: Shifting Wealth

Speaking at the launch of the Perspectives on Global Development 2010, Angel Gurría says that the centre of economic gravity is moving from West to East, from the industrialised economies to the large developing economies, particularly China and India. The latest forecasts anticipate that emerging and developing economies will account for nearly 60% of world GDP by 2030.

Related Documents

15-June-2010

English

Release of the OECD-FAO Agriculture Outlook

In his speech for the release of the OECD-FAO Agriculture Outlook in Rome, Italy, Angel Gurría said that the macroeconomic prospects underlying it are more favourable, supply response has been strong, stocks are healthier and most of the ad hoc restrictions on agricultural exports have been lifted.

15-June-2010

English

Why Commodity Market Volatility Matters for Developed Countries?

In his remarks further to the release of the 2010 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook in Rome, Italy, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría noted that the OECD-FAO agricultural outlook has been pretty accurate in explaining the causes and consequences of past market shocks.

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