Speeches / Presentations


  • 10-October-2015

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    World Bank/IMF & G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: Written statement to the Development Committee

    The OECD is well placed to contribute to global follow-up on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with its range of measurement, country assessment, peer review and peer learning mechanisms. Indeed, its data, expertise, and convening power can serve as a GPS for SDG implementation.

  • 6-October-2015

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  • 1-October-2015

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    Global Parliamentary Network meeting - A conversation on the sustainable development agenda

    In the last decade, the world has made important progress in fighting extreme poverty, but we still have a long way to go. I just came back from New York, where the international community adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. Enthusiasm was in abundance, but the debate was pretty sobering.

  • 28-September-2015

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    Remarks on the launch of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

    I am excited by the launch of this partnership. It can play a crucial role in driving a data revolution that improves lives and helps us make the right decisions to speed our progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 28-September-2015

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    High-level conference on the Sustainable Development Goals: Africa's perspective

    Africa will play a make-or-break role in how the Sustainable Development Goals story plays out. Under the leadership of the African Union, Africans have already adopted their own development roadmap.

  • 27-September-2015

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    Remarks at high-level event on a new rural development paradigm and the inclusive and sustainable new communities model inspired by Saemul Undong

    Tackling human development means tackling rural development – the two go hand in hand. We used to think the solution was rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. Now, we know that in well-performing economies, rural areas tend to be resilient, contributing to national wealth and social stability.

  • 26-September-2015

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  • 25-September-2015

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    Statement to the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the post-2015 Agenda

    Now we have agreed that in less than 800 weeks we will lift the remaining 800 million people out of extreme poverty. It is a job for everyone. The Sustainable Development Goals apply to every person in every society, in every country – rich and poor.

  • 11-September-2015

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    APEC Cebu Finance Ministers Meeting: Remarks on global economic and financial outlook, inclusive productivity and integration in APEC economies

    The Asia-Pacific region is and will remain the engine of the world economy going forward – it accounts for 57% of global GDP, 46% of world trade and more than a third of the global population – and there is much to celebrate about APEC’s achievements in recent years. However, APEC economies are not immune from risk.

  • 7-September-2015

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    We can and we will make the SDGs happen - Launch of the Development Co-operation Report 2015: Making Partnerships Effective Coalitions for Action

    This year’s Development Co-operation Report shows how the need for co-ordinated action is more urgent than ever. In particular, we can and must ensure that Goal 17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for development – is set in motion quickly. The other goals depend on it.

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