Speeches / Presentations


  • 18-February-2016

    English

    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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  • 14-November-2015

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    T20 Antalya Summit: Implementing the SDG Agenda - The International Policy Issues

    The OECD is committed to forging new pathways to secure a sustainable future for the planet and the world’s people. I commend Turkey for prioritising sustainable development across G20 workstreams in 2015 and look forward to continuing this important work under the Chinese Presidency in 2016.

  • 3-November-2015

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    International Seminar on Governance and Development: Good Practices and the Role of External Control - Opening remarks

    We are here today because we share a common cause: better governance for better lives. And, today, we have an excellent opportunity to reflect on the vital role of supreme audit institutions – or SAIs – in achieving this goal.

  • 30-October-2015

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    Visit of H.E. Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay: Welcome remarks

    Uruguay becomes the Development Centre’s 51st member and our 10th from Latin America and the Caribbean. There is much to learn from Uruguay’s experience. Over the last few decades, Uruguay has skilfully navigated its way through economic and political turbulence, demonstrating its resilience and resolve. And its achievements are impressive.

  • 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

    English

    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.

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