Speeches / Presentations


  • 19-April-2016

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    Joint statement on the fight against illicit financial flows, by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Thabo Mbeki, Chair of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

    The issue of illicit financial flows (IFFS) is at the forefront of the international agenda. Both the OECD and the High Level Panel have focused attention on this problem and have identified ways in which to tackle it.

  • 16-April-2016

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    World Bank/IMF April 2016 meetings: Written statement to the Development Committee

    With the right approach and policies, all countries ─ origin, transit and host ─ can harness the benefits of migration and open up new opportunities for economic and social growth at national, regional and international levels. The OECD remains fully committed to advancing an ambitious, comprehensive and coordinated global agenda to help navigate the current refugee crisis and better harness the strengths and skills of migrants.

  • 15-April-2016

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    Competition policy in developing countries: Helping markets perform better

    I am delighted to co-host this event on competition as a tool for helping markets to perform better. Today, I will share with you some of the highlights from the OECD’s joint work with the World Bank to promote effective competition policies in pursuit of stronger, more inclusive, economic growth.

  • 31-March-2016

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    2016 Global Forum on Development opening remarks

    This year’s Forum will allow us to join forces and discuss ways in which we can make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality. Policies, data and finance are key for the SDG implementation agenda.

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  • 20-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: China’s economic growth and reform in the new Five-Year Plan

    We stand together at a critical juncture. Following three decades of extraordinary economic development, China is transitioning to a more stable and sustainable growth path – the “New Normal”.

  • 19-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: Launch of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2016

    This year’s Outlook focuses specifically on China and Latin America as development partners in transition. Despite their geographic distance, China and Latin America are closely connected through trade and financial ties. China is now the region’s second largest import source and third largest export destination, and the largest trading partner of Brazil, Chile and Peru.

  • 19-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: Linking global value chains - A new trade regime

    I look forward to discussing with you how China can harness the potential of GVCs to boost global trade and deliver more sustainable, inclusive, and greener growth.

  • 19-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: Launch of the OECD-DRC project for a greener future for China’s industrial sector

    The OECD will draw on its multidisciplinary expertise, data, and tools – along with our ground-breaking work on climate finance, fossil fuel subsidy reform, measuring effective carbon prices, and policy alignment for a low-carbon economy – to deliver timely and evidence-based insights for this project, which has four main objectives.

  • 18-February-2016

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    Opening remarks at 50th high-level meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

    Last year was also an impressive year for global gatherings, and for consensus. We welcomed the Sustainable Development Goals, and also reached major agreements in Addis Ababa, as well as at COP21 in Paris. But we cannot be complacent. As I have said before, this year we need to achieve three things: implementation, implementation, and implementation!

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  • 17-February-2016

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    Remarks at the special session of the Governing Board of the OECD Development Centre on the occasion of the visit of Mr. José Maria Neves, Prime Minister of Cabo Verde

    Cabo Verde’s experience reminds us that development is a never-ending process — a path of perpetual change. When Cabo Verde joined the Development Centre in March of 2011, it was only four short years after it had graduated from the list of least-developed countries.

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