Speeches / Presentations


17-November-2010

English

SMEs and Entrepreneurship: The Way Forward to Job Creation and Growth

Angel Gurría recalled the role played by the OECD Bologna Process and Charter and the "need to harness the potential of SMEs and entrepreneurs in the fight against unemployment, social exclusion and poverty" in his remarks to the “Bologna+10” High-level Meeting.

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11-November-2010

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G20: OECD Statement to G20 Leaders in Seoul, Session on Global Economy and Framework

The OECD Secretary-General presents a report prepared for G20 Seoul Summit. The report is structured as follows. First, it elaborates on how the policy priorities identified in the OECD structural surveillance process and by G20 countries in their national policy templates would contribute to stronger growth, sounder public finances and more sustainable global imbalances. The Report then discusses options for strengthening the OECD

3-November-2010

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Requirements for economic policy

“Simply stabilizing debt relative to GDP in most countries will require a historical consolidation effort of anywhere from 6 to 9% of GDP (...) But in fact, even more is needed to bring debt back to sustainable levels.” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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20-September-2010

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Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of the United States

Supported by substantial stimulus measures, the US economy has started to grow again after the economic crisis but Mr. Gurría argued that efficient spending would be key to strenghten public finances. In this respect, the recent health-care reform, which includes measures to reduce the growth in health-care spending, is an important landmark, Mr. Gurría stated.

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17-September-2010

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Finance: review of causes and management of the crisis

At the heart of the crisis are failures of financial regulation, of supervision, of risk management and of corporate governance.

22-July-2010

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South Africa 2010: Speech Mr. Angel Gurría

Speech of Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

20-July-2010

English

Economic Survey of South Africa: Discussion with the National Economic Development and Labour Council

In his remarks Angel Gurría noted that the civil and political liberties enjoyed by South Africans are to a great extent thwarted by the burdens of joblessness, poverty, insecurity and poor education. The only way to meet the economic and social objectives of the government and the people of South Africa is to make better use of the country’s abundant resources, both human and physical, to promote and sustain faster growth.

20-July-2010

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Launch of the Economic Survey of South Africa

In his remarks Angel Gurría noted that key short-term task is to consolidate the emergence from recession. Looking further out, a key challenge is to make better use of South Africa’s abundant resources, both human and physical. Although growth performance has improved, South Africa stands out as having achieved no convergence on OECD average GDP per capita since 1994. The substantial civil and political liberties enjoyed in South

27-June-2010

English

G20 : Keep up reforms in order to boost jobs

G20 countries need to keep up the momentum of structural economic reform in order to boost confidence and job creation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells G20 leaders.

16-June-2010

English

Perspectives on Global Development: Shifting Wealth

Speaking at the launch of the Perspectives on Global Development 2010, Angel Gurría says that the centre of economic gravity is moving from West to East, from the industrialised economies to the large developing economies, particularly China and India. The latest forecasts anticipate that emerging and developing economies will account for nearly 60% of world GDP by 2030.

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