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In his remarks to the Central Bank of Greece, Mr. Gurría offered the OECD support, expertise, and policy experience to help Greece modernise its economy and put it on a path of sustained growth.
Addressing the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s annual conference, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría called for new efforts to unblock the Doha Development Agenda trade talks in order to liberalise trade, stimulate business activity and boost jobs.
At the USCIB Global Investment Conference in Washington A. Gurría announced that the OECD is considering the feasibility of a non-binding “Model Investment Treaty”, building on converging understandings in OECD and partner countries and invited other organisations to join these reflections.
Innovation allowed us to continuously increase our ability to produce food for growing populations and remains a key driver of poverty reduction in poor rural economies, according to OECD Secretary-General. But governments need to pay attention to policy issues such as regulation, intellectual property rights and public acceptance of new technologies in order to realise the full potential of existing knowledge.
Segun el Secretario general de la OCDE, A. Gurría, España debe y puede superar los desafíos importantes de nuestro tiempo. Ya se han tomado medidas importantes y necesarias. Hay que mantener ese rumbo en el futuro.
In his opening remarks at the agriculture ministerial meeting, Angel Gurría said that the main challenge is to define what policy makers can do to create a competitive agro-food sector capable of feeding a growing world and conserving natural resources for future generations.
Opening the 9th Global Forum on Competition, Mr. Gurría talks about the concerted global effort needed to promote competitive markets which will support the recovery from the crisis.
Presenting the projections of ODA in 2010, A. Gurría stated that it is crucial that aid pledges must be honoured because they represent an investment in the emergence of effective and decent states around the globe.
During his meeting with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, A. Gurría said that the recovery from the crisis should not be jeopardised by a premature withdrawal of support measures. Countries must continue with stimulus and to withdraw them only once recovery is assured.
During a workshop on climate change organised by the European Union, Mr Gurría reminded that "far from perfect, the Copenhagen Accord is a hard-fought political agreement". He added that the world now needs to find an ambitious and legally-binding global agreement on climate change in Mexico and that the EU should continue to play a leading role for the negotiations.