Speeches


  • 1-October-2014

    English

    Enlarged Debate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

    The Enlarged Debate of the Parliamentary Assembly at the Council of Europe is an opportunity for the Organisation to report on OECD activities to one of its main partners. The debate is also an occasion to explore ways of tackling common challenges effectively.

  • 30-September-2014

    French

    Forum: Droit et pratique des organisations internationales

    Les organisations internationales sont créées par le droit international, elles sont des sujets du droit international au même titre que les états et, comme les états, elles sont également des « faiseuses » de droit international.

  • 30-September-2014

    English

    OECD International Forum on Open Government - Remarks by Angel Gurría

    The OECD has been promoting public sector reforms inspired by the principles of open government for more than two decades. We believe in their capacity to improve good governance frameworks, to help government regain citizens’ trust and to create economic opportunities.

  • 25-September-2014

    English

    Ministerial Plenary Session of the G7 Deauville Partnership meeting

    Strong, effective, inclusive, transparent and accountable institutions are the sine qua non for successful reform efforts. These will not only help win the trust of your citizens, but also to level the playing field for investors and entrepreneurs while supporting an environment that is conducive to a more balanced distribution of resources.

  • 24-September-2014

    English

    Citizen Action, Responsive Government

    As the most advanced economies struggle to regain momentum after the global financial crisis, and as emerging and developing economies face new challenges in achieving convergence in living standards, our citizens’ expectations have never been higher.

  • 24-September-2014

    English

    The post-2015 agenda must steer a transformational shift towards sustainable development

    As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approach their expiry date, we must focus our efforts on ensuring a brighter, more inclusive and sustainable future for all. We face a plethora of common issues: growing inequalities; changing consumption patterns and population dynamics; increasing natural resource scarcity; and ongoing illicit financial flows.

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  • 22-September-2014

    English

    Improving transparency and accountability through improved tracking of climate finance flows

    "This year and next are critical in the fight against climate change. We now have a unique window of opportunity to improve the tracking of climate finance. We need to be open, ambitious, transparent and collaborative. Together we can gather the data that will enhance accountability and build trust towards a successful global climate deal.", said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the UN Climate Summit.

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  • 21-September-2014

    English

    G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors’ Meeting - Session 4: Tax

    Through the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS), and the OECD's work to establish a single global standard for the automatic exchange of information, the OECD and the global community are reforming an international tax system which had not kept pace with changing times, and in doing so, restoring integrity, coherence and effectiveness to it.

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  • 20-September-2014

    English

    G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors’ Meeting - Session 3: The Investment Package

    Policy has generated plenty of financial risk taking on the part of institutional and other investors, but the greatest paradox today is the decoupling between this, on the one hand, and ‘the great hesitation’ of companies to invest in real projects, and most notably in the area of infrastructure, on the other.

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  • 20-September-2014

    English

    G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors’ Meeting - Session 2: Growth Strategies

    The global economy is continuing to expand at a moderate and uneven pace. The tepid rate of growth means that a substantial degree of labour market slack remains, especially in the euro area, and world trade growth remains sluggish. The OECD has identified more than 980 structural reform commitments made by G20 members in their revised Growth Strategies.

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