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25-April-2013

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Third Annual High-Level Conference on Anti-corruption: G20 Governments and Business - Remarks by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

The fight against corruption is one of the most important challenges facing the international community. This is not only a moral battle. It is also a stride for business efficiency, the effectiveness of the public administration, and ultimately for growth and development, said OECD Secretary-General.

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6-June-2012

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New guidelines to Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-bribery Convention

The economic crisis that started in 2007 gave rise to a crisis of legitimacy and a widespread collapse of trust in markets, in firms, and in the governance of our economies. We need to build up that trust again and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention are essential tools for fighting bribery and promoting responsible corporate behaviour.

14-March-2012

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10th Annual Conference of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee

We have made some incredible progress from a time when bribes were considered just part of doing business and companies could claim them back as a tax deduction. But there is still a long way to go. One of our main challenges is ensuring enforcement, said OECD Secretary-General.

24-June-2011

English

The Fight against Foreign Bribery: New Laws, New Challenges, New Trends

Combating bribery and corruption has become a top global priority, and it is central to our mission. We need to enhance our anti-corruption efforts, strengthen their coherence and improve cooperation with other important actors, like the legal profession practitioners, said Angel Gurría.

28-April-2011

English

Joining Forces Against Corruption: G20 Business & Government (Closing remarks)

Mr. Gurría welcomed the G20's strong political will to fight against corruption and underlined the OECD's anti-corruption global standards on bribery, public procurement, export credits, aid and tax heavens.

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9-December-2009

English

Foreign Bribery: Who Pays the Price?

Celebrating International Anti-Corruption Day and the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention, Angel Gurría talks about the international fight against foreign bribery and the OECD's efforts to highlight its devastating impact.

13-May-2009

English

The "Global Standard” of the 21st Century

The economic crisis has generated an urgent need to restore confidence in our future and make the world economy stronger, cleaner and fairer. There is growing political consensus on the need to develop a set of common principles and standards in order to ensure a more stable and sustainable development of the global economy, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

2-March-2009

English

Responses to the economic and financial crisis and the road to recovery

Latin America has a major role to play in building a new international financial and economic system, since it has accumulated substantial experience in managing financial crises and recovery programs, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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2-March-2009

Spanish

Respuestas a la crisis económica y financiera y el camino hacia la recuperación

El papel de América Latina en la construcción de un nuevo sistema financiero y económico internacional tiene que ser relevante. La experiencia acumulada en la gestión de crisis financieras y programas de recuperación en la región es importante, según el Secretario general de la OCDE.

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22-January-2009

English

Business ethics and OECD principles: What can be done to avoid another crisis?

Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.

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