Speeches


  • 21-February-2018

    English

    Presentation of the 2018 OECD SME Finance Scoreboard

    It is my pleasure to present the 2018 OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs. This is the seventh edition of our annual flagship publication, which now covers 43 countries. I’d like to thank Minister Guajardo for his support on this important topic.

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  • 11-February-2018

    English

    "Youth Circle": Up for the Challenge? Youth and the future of Government

    I must admit, this might be my favourite event of this Summit... but don’t tell anyone! It is indeed a great opportunity to address such a unique and inspiring crowd of young pioneers from a variety of backgrounds.

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  • 11-February-2018

    English

    6th World Government Summit: Global Platform on “Governance of the Future”

    I am delighted to open the 3rd OECD Global Platform on “Governance of the Future”, an initiative of the MENA-OECD Governance Programme which I launched here two years ago.

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  • 11-February-2018

    English

    6th World Government Summit: Opening Plenary

    I am delighted to open the World Government Summit and to deepen the strategic partnership between the Summit and the OECD. This Summit is an important opportunity to reflect on the deep governance transformations that are needed to make economies and societies more resilient and inclusive.

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  • 10-February-2018

    English

    3rd Annual Arab Fiscal Forum: Digital Revolutions in Public Finance

    The global economy is in the midst of a digital transformation that is making waves across every sector of public and private activity. 40% of the world’s population is now connected to networks, up from 4% in 1995.

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  • 8-February-2018

    English

    OECD Global Parliamentary Network: Multilateralism - Bridging Divides

    International co-operation between Parliamentarians is vital in these challenging times. Many citizens are questioning the value of openness, the multilateral system and even the functionality of our political institutions and democracy itself.

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  • 30-January-2018

    English

    2018 New Year’s Wishes

    2017 was one of the most turbulent and challenging years for international cooperation. 2018 is not auguring an easier path. But you delivered, and you should be proud.

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  • 24-January-2018

    English

    Working Better with Age and Fighting Unequal Ageing in the United States

    I am delighted to present a new OECD study on a crucial issue: “Working Better with Age and Fighting Unequal Ageing in the United States”. I would like to thank the AARP for their support and for their continued partnership with the OECD on ageing issues.

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  • 22-January-2018

    English

    COPE International Diversity Forum

    Welcome to the COPE International Diversity Forum, and welcome to the OECD. It is a great pleasure to have so many key actors with us today – and notably our keynote speaker Minister Hussen. Minister, your presence here is testimony of your country’s leadership on this issue.

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  • 15-January-2018

    English

    The Award Ceremony of the 6th edition of Ethics and Trust in Finance, Global Prize

    I am delighted to address the 6th edition of the “Ethics and Trust in Finance” Global Prize ceremony. Let me congratulate all the finalists for their ground-breaking essays. It is inspiring and comforting to see these gifted young people engaged in winning back trust in finance.

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