Speeches / Presentations


15-September-2011

English

Launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2011

The challenges of tackling high and persistent unemployment, especially for the young people, improving job opportunities and ensuring adequate social safety nets should be at the top of the political agenda, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

11-July-2011

English

Skills for the 21 century: from lifetime employment to lifetime employability

What individuals know and can do has a profound impact on the competitiveness, productivity and social cohesion of their countries. But most importantly it has an impact on the quality of their lives; on their achievements and self-fulfilment, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

21-June-2011

English

Going social: A framework for growth and social cohesion in Korea

Sustaining economic growth is certainly important to promote social cohesion but growth alone cannot solve all problems. Instead, well-targeted social policies are essential to promote social cohesion and reverse the upward trend in income inequality. This is the “go social” challenge facing Korea, said OECD Secretary-General in Seoul.

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24-May-2011

English

Exiting from the Crisis: Towards a Model of More Equitable and Sustainable Growth

Mr. Gurría underlined the importance of tackling the challenges of unemployment and inequality. He said: “we need a more inclusive and greener model of growth based on sound institutions… And we must focus even more in our relations with social partners to reach such joint goals”.

10-January-2011

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Economic Prosperity and Social Cohesion: The Role of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an OECD Perspective

Read the speech by OECD Deputy Secretary General, Aart de Geus, during the opening session of the 10th International Entrepreneurship Forum, held in Bahrain on 9-11 January 2011.

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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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17-August-2010

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OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2010

OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2010

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.

7-June-2010

English

Labour market strategies in a time of crisis: OECD countries’ experience

OECD Secretary-General outlines the steps governments should take to boost job creation and reduce unemployment as the global economy strengthens.

28-April-2010

English

Creating more and better jobs in times of the crisis in the OECD

Angel Gurría provides an overview of labour market conditions in OECD countries and explains why large fiscal deficits complicate the policy options even further. He also describes what governments should do to promote a job-rich recovery that benefits all workforce groups, including the most vulnerable.

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