Speeches / Presentations


  • 4-March-2013

    English

    Unlocking South Africa’s great economic potential

    Despite South Africa's wealth in natural resources, healthy business environment and financial system, and its sound public finances, the country has yet to fulfil its great potential, said Angel Gurría at the launch of the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa.

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  • 27-February-2013

    English

    A clean energy economy - Lessons from Iceland

    In his speech to OECD Ambassadors, the President of Iceland discussed how Iceland could offer lessons on the nature of a clean energy economy; and presented some insights from Iceland's recent challenges in dealing with the financial crisis.

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  • 18-February-2013

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

    The OECD continues its work to improve the effectiveness of automatic exchange of information as a compliance tool and to ensure that the information exchanged will remain secure and confidential, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 18-February-2013

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Global Economy and Framework for Growth

    In his remarks to G20 Finance Ministers, OECD Secretary-General explained that we need decisive economic measures on the supply side that can boost confidence - the touchstone of all our efforts - and can tip the scales towards an upside growth scenario relative to the downside risks.

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  • 18-February-2013

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Financing for Investment

    The OECD has much to offer to the G20 and can help the Presidency to deliver concrete and meaningful outcomes on the issue of financing for investment, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 15-February-2013

    English

    OECD’s 2013 Going for Growth: Reforming for a Strong and Balanced Recovery

    In his remarks, Angel Gurría noted that this new issue of Going for Growth comes at a time when the likelihood of worst-case economic scenarios has receded but the road to a strong and balanced recovery is still fraught with many challenges.

  • 14-February-2013

    English

    The G-20 Agenda under the Russian Chairmanship

    In his remarks, OECD Secretary-General answers the three following questions: Where is growth going to come from? How sustainable will it be? Who is going to benefit from it?

  • 6-February-2013

    English

    Launch of the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom: Sowing the seeds of an enduring recovery

    Restoring fiscal sustainability remains a priority. But at the same time the seeds of future growth must be carefully sewn, said Angel Gurría at the launch of the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom.

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  • 25-January-2013

    English

    Gender Dynamics: How Can Countries Close the Economic Gender Gap?

    Closing the gender gap is a key priority, not only for achieving sustainable economic growth, but also because it is about fairness and equity, said OECD Secretary-General in Davos.

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  • 23-January-2013

    English

    Business for Society in MENA and Eurasia: Towards a Framework for Action

    The revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are here to sustain a culture of responsible business conduct worldwide. They empower enterprises to meet their responsibilities toward society and provide clearer expectations for companies. This reduces uncertainty and makes doing “good” business easier.

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