Speeches


  • 30-May-2018

    English

    2018 Ministerial Council Meeting

    Ces mots, écrits il y a presque 100 ans, nous frappent par leur pertinence aujourd’hui. Nous vivons nous aussi certes dans une époque intéressante, mais nous vivons surtout dans un monde hautement interconnecté, mondialisé, plein de défis et d’incertitudes.

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  • 30-May-2018

    English

    Launch of the May 2018 Economic Outlook

    I am pleased to report that our central scenario for the world economy is more favourable now than it has been for many years. Global GDP growth in 2018-19 will be close to 4%. This is similar to pre-crisis averages, but in per capita terms actually about half a percentage point better.

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  • 29-May-2018

    English

    OECD Forum 2018 : Opening Remarks

    We all come from different corners of the world, from different backgrounds, times and professions. We carry different cultures and stories, different concerns and life expectations, different hopes and fears. So what brings us together today, in Paris, at the OECD, this morning of the spring of 2018, while the world is going through one of the most convoluted, complex and turbulent phases in history?

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  • 28-May-2018

    Spanish

    Apertura del Foro Económico Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe

    Este Foro nos permite analizar los desafíos estructurales que enfrenta América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) desde diversos puntos de vista; como decía Ortega y Gasset, “la realidad es la suma de todas las perspectivas”.

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  • 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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