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As keynote, Secretary-General Angel Gurría addresses participants at the 2012 Canning Conference focusing on "Latin America on the Global Stage" held in London. He stresses the role of SMEs and the need for inclusive growth with reduced inequality as the way forward.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría addresses the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy on "Measuring Well-Being for Development and Policy Making" in New Delhi to discuss how fundamental goals can be translated into policy practice.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and J. Brian Atwood, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee outline the progress made on the Busan Partnership and the challenges that lie ahead in supporting developing country inclusive growth and resilience.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría opens the 12th International Economic Forum on Africa, “Promoting Youth Employment: Making the Most of Africa’s Human Resources & Natural Wealth” focused on how Africa can best apply its human and natural resources to drive sustainable and inclusive development.
Leaders met in Busan and agreed to form the Global Partnership for Development Co-operation to strengthen trust, accountability and knowledge-sharing in development co-operation. Angel Gurría offered some thoughts on each of these objectives.
While China's recent growth trajectory certainly has been notable, the country still faces a number of challenges to build a more inclusive economy as it attains higher levels of prosperity for its citizens, said OECD Secretary-General.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the OECD Development Centre, Angel Gurria said that inequality, climate change and conflict make development a shared global objective with implications for both rich and poor countries.
Building more effective public sector institutions is an essential component of aid effectiveness. If we work together and take into consideration the realities of developing countries, we will build a more prosperous and equitable world, said A. Gurría.
Never before has there been such an inclusive and fully engaged process behind international development, said M. Gurría. The outcome document endorsed in Busan is important, but even more important is the buy-in it represents, he added.
The economic crisis has meant global poverty is on the rise again. The Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan is an opportunity to ensure that development cooperation can make a difference in tackling hunger and improving people’s lives, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said.