Speeches


  • 28-May-2018

    English

    Peru's Accession to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the OECD and to congratulate Peru on two crucial milestones: Firstly, its accession to the Anti-Bribery Convention and secondly, its ratification of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.

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  • 21-May-2018

    English

    IV International Rectors’ Meeting UNIVERSIA

    It is my honour to be here with you today to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca. And what better way to celebrate the occasion that by this meeting of rectors! I would like to thank Santander for their support for the Universia initiative, which for years has been the benchmark for improvement and progress of higher education in Ibero-America.

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  • 18-May-2018

    English

    High-Level Global Symposium on Financial Education

    I am delighted to welcome you to the OECD Global Financial Literacy Excellence Centre (GFLEC) High-Level Global Symposium, to discuss “Effective Financial Education for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth”. Today we celebrate an important milestone in our journey to advance financial literacy — the 10th Anniversary of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (INFE), which is now 120 members strong!

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  • 15-May-2018

    English

    OECD Social Policy Ministerial Meeting: Social Policy for Shared Prosperity: Embracing the Future

    Let me begin by thanking Minister Duclos for chairing this meeting and our co-vice chairs ─ Minister Achtsioglou (Greece), Minister Vieira da Silva (Portugal) and Minister Strandhall (Sweden) ─ who will lead this afternoon’s break-out sessions.

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  • 14-May-2018

    English

    Launch of the report “Is the Last Mile the Longest?” Nordic Gender Effect at work - OECD Social Policy Ministerial Meeting

    I am delighted to present the report “Is the Last Mile the Longest? Economic Gains from Gender Equality in Nordic Countries” and would like to commend the Nordic Council of Ministers for this important initiative.

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  • 14-May-2018

    English

    OECD Social Policy Forum: The Future of Social Policy

    Welcome to the OECD-Canada Social Policy Forum. I’m grateful to our host, Minister Jean-Yves Duclos for welcoming us to the beautiful city of Montréal.

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  • 14-May-2018

    English

    Challenges for the Global Economy and Possible Responses: Multilateralism that delivers

    It is a pleasure to address the Montreal Council of Foreign Relations. The former OECD Secretary-General, Donald Johnston, was here almost twelve years ago (in 2006). His speech was about keeping up with competitiveness in an increasingly interconnected economy, at a time when the economic situation was profoundly different from today.

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  • 30-April-2018

    English

    Launch of the Economic Survey of Greece

    I am delighted to be back in Athens to launch the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of Greece. I would like to thank you Prime Minister for hosting us and for your government’s support throughout the preparation of this Survey, particularly the hands-on approach of Finance Minister, Euclid Tsakalotos, and Alternate Finance Minister, George Chouliarakis.

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  • 26-April-2018

    English

    Ministerial Conference on the Fight against Terrorist Financing: The Other War against Daesh and Al-Qaeda

    The OECD was forged by its members out of the destruction of World War II to promote peace and security through sustainable and inclusive economic growth. These are not just worthy goals, but necessary conditions for a safer world.

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  • 24-April-2018

    English

    High Level conference: A new reform agenda for a more competitive South East Europe

    I am delighted to welcome you to the OECD and to open this high-level conference on A New Reform Agenda for a More Competitive South East Europe.

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