Speeches


  • 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.

  • 1-April-2015

    English

    Launch of the OECD Review of Policy Indicators for Portugal

    This morning we are presenting the first OECD Review of Policy Indicators for Portugal focusing on how policies can become more effective and reach their full potential. In fact, this is the first time that the OECD has worked so closely with a country on the evaluation of policy indicators.

  • 31-March-2015

    English

    European Parliament ECON/TAXE Committee Tax Briefing

    The OECD and the EU have worked hand in hand over many years to tackle some of the greatest challenges on the international tax agenda. Working together to ensure the coherence of global tax rules is absolutely critical – for governments and for business, coherency improves effectiveness, increases efficiency and reduces unnecessary compliance costs.

  • 31-March-2015

    English

    Policies to revive growth and put European countries back on a sustainable path - European Parliament ECON Committee

    Last time I addressed the Committee in November 2013, we were still in crisis mode. Two weeks ago, the OECD released its Interim Economic Outlook and it seems that the Spring of 2015 has brought encouraging signs for the global economy. Lower oil prices and widespread monetary easing have raised the potential for the acceleration of growth that is so needed in many countries, especially in Europe.

  • 30-March-2015

    English

    Launch of 2015 Economic Survey of Sweden

    Where many countries are still struggling with the legacies of the global financial crisis, Sweden is proving to be one of the more resilient economies in Europe and the OECD. This is very encouraging. Let me share with you our perspective of the Swedish economy, of its resilience, but also of the key challenges ahead and possible ways to address them.

  • 27-March-2015

    English

    Meeting with Luxembourg Parliamentary Committee on Economic Affairs - 2015 OECD Economic Survey

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría shares some of the main findings and recommendations of the Economic Survey with Luxembourg legislators.

  • 27-March-2015

    English

    Launch of 2015 Economic Survey of Luxembourg

    It’s a pleasure for me to be able to open an Economic Survey speech with a truly positive message. I’ve launched many surveys throughout the OECD in difficult times. There haven’t been many other occasions over the last years where I could stand up and say: things are looking good!

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