Speeches


  • 15-April-2015

    English

    Launch of the 2015 Economic Survey of Japan

    It is a great pleasure to be back in Tokyo to present the OECD’s 2015 Economic Survey of Japan. When I launched the last survey two years ago, the three arrows of Abenomics – bold monetary policy, flexible fiscal policy and a reform-driven growth strategy – were still in their infancy.

  • 14-April-2015

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    Launch of Japan's "Innovative Schools Network"

    I am delighted to be at Tokyo University this afternoon for the launch of the Innovative Schools Network. As one of Asia’s foremost institutions of education, one which prides itself on moving forward the frontiers of human knowledge in the interests of society at large, Todai (Tokyo University) is the perfect setting for today’s event.

  • 13-April-2015

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    World Water Forum: OECD side event on water and cities

    The water challenge is one the most pressing issues of our era. OECD projections estimate that by 2050, the world’s population will rise to over 9 billion, 4 billion of whom will live in severely water-stressed basins, with around 1.4 billion expected to remain without access to basic sanitation.

  • 13-April-2015

    English

    The Global Dialogue on Water Security and Sustainable Growth - Policy Priorities for a Water Secure World

    It is a great pleasure to share some of the key messages, from the Policy Statement endorsed by members of the High-Level Panel on the Global Dialogue on Water Security and Sustainable Growth. This comes at an absolutely vital moment. Across the world today, water insecurity acts as a drag on global economic growth, with an estimated annual cost of USD 500 billion.

  • 13-April-2015

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    High-Level Panel on Infrastructure Financing for a water secure world - 7th World Water Forum

    Water insecurity is one of the greatest challenges we face. It already dents global economic growth to the tune of USD 500 billion a year, with inadequate water supply and sanitation alone estimated to cost an annual USD 260 billion. Yet the situation looks set to worsen.

  • 13-April-2015

    English

    OECD Principles on Water Governance: From Vision to Action - 7th World Water Forum

    It is an honour to kick-off this multi-stakeholder panel on the OECD Principles on Water Governance. We are here because we share a common cause: better water governance for better lives.

  • 13-April-2015

    English

    7th World Water Forum: Opening Remarks

    I am delighted to be here in Daegu at the 7th World Water Forum. It is amazing to see the best and the brightest gathered around two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. The water challenge is one of the most pressing global issues of our times.

  • 13-April-2015

    English

    Water: The way forward - from thematic priorities to strategic considerations

    Concluding remarks at the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) high-level political dialogue on the priorities for the water sector in the post-2015 development agenda

  • 8-April-2015

    English

    INET 2015 Annual Conference: “Liberté, égalité, fragilité”

    It is a great pleasure to open this sixth Annual Conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), under the very provocative title of “Liberté, égalité, fragilité”.

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  • 1-April-2015

    English

    Launch of the Portugal Skills Strategy

    This report, conducted with the support of the European Commission, is the result of close cooperation between this dedicated inter-ministerial team here today, the OECD, and a wide variety of stakeholders across Portuguese society - from employers, to educators, students and trade unions.

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