Speeches


  • 24-May-2011

    English

    Better Policies for Better Lives

    During this 50th Anniversary Forum, we will discuss with you new ways to measure progress; we will share ideas on how to green our lives. We will talk about education, babies and bosses, women’s empowerment and jobs for tomorrow. We will talk about bringing confidence back and dealing with the crisis’ long-term effects. And we will dive into the fascinating dynamics of shifting wealth and new development paradigms.

  • 24-May-2011

    English

    Your Better Life Index

    This innovative and interactive tool will enable you to rate your country on those things which make for a better life, according to your personal experience and criteria. We think it will make a significant contribution to help connect policy-making to human progress, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 24-May-2011

    English

    Exiting from the Crisis: Towards a Model of More Equitable and Sustainable Growth

    Mr. Gurría underlined the importance of tackling the challenges of unemployment and inequality. He said: “we need a more inclusive and greener model of growth based on sound institutions… And we must focus even more in our relations with social partners to reach such joint goals”.

  • 18-May-2011

    English

    The Global Economic Situation and the Outlook for the European Economy

    A lesson from the crisis is that international cooperation is important both in dealing with the emergency and in shaping the way forward, agreeing on common principles and setting common rules, said A. Gurría.

  • 12-May-2011

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    International Conference: Jobs, growth and values - Creating opportunities for new generations

    We have a very timely opportunity for developing a new paradigm for development, including domestic resources mobilisation, innovation, gender equality, good governance and anti corruption, said A. Gurría.

  • 10-May-2011

    Italian

    Presentazione dello Studio sulla situazione economica dell’Italia

    L’economia italiana si sta riprendendo e noi concordiamo con il governo nell’attenderci per l’anno prossimo una crescita leggermente migliore di quest’anno”, ha dichiarato Angel Gurría. “Non dobbiamo tuttavia sottovalutare il lavoro che resta da svolgere. L’Italia deve ancora fare dei passi in avanti per rafforzare la crescita e diminuire il rischio di futuri shock economici

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  • 9-May-2011

    English

    Launch of the Economic Survey of Italy

    Well targeted macroeconomic and structural policies would ensure long-term growth for the Italian economy while contributing to healthier public finances, according to the OECD Secretary-General presenting the Economic Survey of Italy in Milan.

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  • 4-May-2011

    English

    Towards a green economy: How Spain's energy sector can help combat climate change

    Our economies need a change of engine. The age of carbon is over. Renewable energies are the only future viable source if we want to protect life. Spain must be at the forefront of this transformation, turning the environment and green growth into its new engine of development.

  • 4-May-2011

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    The OECD at 50: Five decades of contributing to development and international economic co-operation

    For 50 years, the OECD is a forum for dialogue in which, through the exchange of experiences and identification of good practices, governments develop responses to the economic and social challenges facing them.

  • 2-May-2011

    English

    The Urgency of Tackling Inequalities

    “Rising inequality is not an inevitable trend. Better labour market and social policies for both men and women are key to tackling this serious threat,” said Mr. Gurría at the OECD’s Social Policy Ministerial meeting, chaired by Ms. von der Leyen, Germany’s Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.

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