The Sustainable Development Goals give us a unique opportunity. The road to 2030 might be a long one, but the OECD will be there every step of the way. It is in this spirit that the OECD and OSF invited you here tonight: together we will look to develop the measures, uncover the evidence, and identify the policies that will deliver better access to justice.
El desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe no es un suceso es un proceso. La mayor parte de los países de la región está avanzando en este proceso, impulsando reformas estructurales muy importantes, pero la clave está en la implementación.
The political decision by OECD member countries to create this programme recognises the mutual benefit of our long-standing co-operation and elevates it to a higher level. It responds to the growing interest from countries in the region to engage more actively and effectively with the OECD, at a time when good policy choices are more important than ever.
It is a pleasure for me to welcome you today to the official launch of the new OECD Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Programme. This achievement has been a longtime aspiration for Chile and Mexico, the only two Latin American OECD member countries thus far.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.