Speeches


  • 18-April-2018

    English

    Opening Session of the Second Ministerial Summit on Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean

    This meeting follows a successful initiative that started in Santiago de Chile, where we met in December 2016. I trust that today’s Summit will be once again an opportunity to exchange views on how stronger productivity growth can contribute to better lives in the region.

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  • 18-April-2018

    English

    Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica: Research findings on productivity from firm-level, trade and sectoral data

    I would like to thank Minister Alexander Mora and the General Manager of the Central Bank of Costa Rica, Emmanuel Prado, for the active collaboration that both they and their teams have given us in this project. The access to data at the level of individual firms provided by the Central Bank was essential to complete this research.

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  • 17-April-2018

    English

    Presentation of the 2018 Economic Survey of Costa Rica

    Over the past decade, Costa Rica has achieved strong socio-economic progress that benefits the lives of its citizens, underpinned by virtually universal healthcare, basic education and access to pensions.

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  • 13-April-2018

    English

    Press conference on the occasion of the visit of the OECD Secretary-General to Tokyo

    With Japan assuming the presidency of the G20 in 2019, we are beginning discussions with Japan’s leaders on important initiatives to strengthen the world economy.

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  • 13-April-2018

    English

    Third Patient Safety Global Ministerial Summit

    I am delighted to be here today to address the Third Patient Safety Global Ministerial Summit. Let me begin by congratulating the Government of Japan and in particular Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Mr. Katsunobu Kato, for hosting this very important conference and for placing patient safety high on the global agenda.

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  • 12-April-2018

    English

    Seminar on Promoting Quality Infrastructure

    Where better to discuss this challenge than Japan, which made this a priority under its G7 Presidency, with the Ise-Shima Principles for Promoting Quality Infrastructure Investment.

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  • 12-April-2018

    English

    OECD-Keidanren-BIAC-JCER Joint Seminar on “The Digital Economy”

    It is a pleasure to be with you today at what is now a regular and highly valued dialogue between the OECD and the Japanese business community.

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  • 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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