Speeches


  • 11-April-2016

    English

    Press conference remarks on the report "Japan: Boosting Growth and Well-being in an Ageing Society"

    Japan has already taken some bold and determined steps in recent years to tackle its economic, social and environmental challenges. But broad-based reforms across a range of areas are still needed.

  • 11-April-2016

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    Launch of the 2016 OECD Territorial Review of Japan

    Japan's commitment to territorial development will be crucial in tackling the urgent challenge of population ageing and shrinking – a challenge which is the main focus of this report.

  • 11-April-2016

    English

    Seminar with Japanese business leaders on "Global Economic Challenges and the Way Forward with Promoting Diversity"

    Women represent a vast untapped resource for Japan. Their employment rate in 2014 was fully 18 percentage points below that of men. Closing that gap is particularly urgent for Japan: the total population in Japan has already begun to fall and is projected to decline by almost 25% by 2050. Moreover, the share of the elderly (65+) is projected to rise from around 26% today to almost 40% at mid-century.

  • 7-April-2016

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    2016 OECD Meeting of Agriculture Ministers - opening remarks

    The OECD has a long history of accompanying governments in their efforts to improve agricultural and food policies. Please use this meeting to tell us how we should continue to do that in the years to come.

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  • 7-April-2016

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    Special Meeting of the OECD Council – Introduction of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

    I am delighted to welcome Prime Minister Orbán to the OECD Council, just a month before the 20th anniversary of Hungary’s accession to the OECD. Today, we discussed with the Prime Minister two decades of partnership, marked by achievements but also great challenges.

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  • 5-April-2016

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    Launch of the 2016 Economic Survey of Germany

    The German economy has recovered well from the most severe economic crisis of our lifetime. In spite of continued global economic turbulence, growth is now steady at 1.4% in 2015 and close to 1.3% in 2016. We are expecting this growth to improve slightly to 1.7% in 2017.

  • 4-April-2016

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    Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the “Panama Papers”

    The “Panama Papers” revelations have shone the light on Panama’s culture and practice of secrecy. Panama is the last major holdout that continues to allow funds to be hidden offshore from tax and law enforcement authorities

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  • 1-April-2016

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    Launch of the book “Gender Balance, When Men Step Up”

    Gender equality is one of the key factors for growth, shared prosperity and good business. It promotes a better use of skills and talent, it increases social cohesion and it strengthens our culture. The participation of women in our economies is indispensable to promote global well-being. This is why the OECD is working intensively in this area.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    High-Level Seminar on International Financial Architecture: “From Nanjing to Paris”

    We actually need to balance two objectives. On the one hand, we should collectively strive to keep financial markets open. On the other hand, governments need an actionable toolbox of policy instruments to deal with capital flow volatility.

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  • 31-March-2016

    English

    2016 Global Forum on Development opening remarks

    This year’s Forum will allow us to join forces and discuss ways in which we can make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality. Policies, data and finance are key for the SDG implementation agenda.

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