Speeches


  • 19-May-2017

    English

    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting: Fostering decent work for sustainable global supply chains

    Minister Andrea Nahles, Chair of LEMM and German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, asked OECD Secretary-General, Mr. José Angel Gurría, the following two questions in the session on “Fostering decent work for sustainable global supply chains".

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  • 18-May-2017

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    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting: Promoting fair and effective labour market integration of regular migrants and recognised refugees – a potential for inclusive growth

    Hosting 160 million migrants accounting for 66% of the world’s international migrants, G20 countries are at the centre of global migration, and many of them have seen a significant rise in migration recently. I commend the German Presidency for putting this high on the G20 agenda.

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  • 18-May-2017

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    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting: Shaping the Future of Work

    Globalisation, demographic trends and technological change are transforming jobs in our economy. 9% of jobs across OECD countries could be automated in the next 15-20 years and a further 25% are at risk of significant change. The risk in emerging economies is even larger. According to recent studies, China and India together account for the largest technically automatable employment potential.

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  • 15-May-2017

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    Second International Conference on National Urban Policy

    I’m delighted to welcome you to the second International Conference on National Urban Policy. This is a timely conference, with urbanisation at the forefront of the international agenda. It is also an opportunity to take stock, less than a year after Habitat III in Quito, to ensure that we have the tools in place to implement the New Urban Agenda.

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  • 12-May-2017

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    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting: Inequality and Growth

    Growth seems to be slowly picking up. This is good news. But we are still facing a vicious circle of low productivity growth, sluggish demand, stagnant wages and, in many G7 countries, rising or high levels of inequalities.

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  • 9-May-2017

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    Europe Day 2017 - opening remarks

    It is a great pleasure to participate in this opening of Europe Day 2017, to reflect together on the challenges of the European Union after 60 years of integration. It is very timely that we have this discussion today, in such an important day for Europe.

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  • 27-April-2017

    English

    TUAC/BIAC MCM Consultations

    I would like to thank Minister Ulla Tornes and Permanent Secretary Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen for hosting us; and I would also like to highlight the leadership of Klavs Holm the Danish Ambassador to the OECD in setting up such an ambitious agenda. Last but not least, let me welcome representatives of the MCM co-Chairs, Australia and the United Kingdom and, of course, BIAC and TUAC.

  • 27-April-2017

    English

    Making Globalisation Work for All: An OECD Perspective

    It is a pleasure to be with you in Copenhagen. This conference fits neatly with the reflection which Denmark has been leading as Chair of the 2017 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, whose theme is making globalisation work for all.

  • 25-April-2017

    English

    Putting water at the centre of the global agenda

    We are here today because we think it’s time to put water at the top of our global agenda. It’s time to get our water act together. I want to thank the Council on Foreign Relations for hosting us as we launch this call. And I thank in particular PJ Simmons for introducing this discussion.

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  • 22-April-2017

    English

    2017 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - IMFC Written Statement

    OECD Secretary-General's written statement highlighting key points to address in order to make global growth stronger and more inclusive.

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