Speeches / Presentations

  • 7-June-2010


    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.

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  • 28-April-2010


    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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  • 15-March-2010


    Greece - Moving ahead to address the challenges

    In his remarks to the Central Bank of Greece, Mr. Gurría offered the OECD support, expertise, and policy experience to help Greece modernise its economy and put it on a path of sustained growth.

  • 20-January-2010


    Joint release of OECD Economic Survey of Israel and Review of Israel’s Labour Market and Social Policy

    Israel’s economy has shown resilience during the global recession, but more active education and employment policies – particularly targeted at minority groups – are needed to bolster its economic performance and bridge deep divisions within its society, according to Angel Gurría.

  • 19-January-2010


    Presentation of the Labour Market and Social Policy Review of Israel

    Israel has enjoyed strong economic growth over the last decades but the fruits of this growth have not been equally shared amongst the country’s rapidly growing population, warned the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 22-December-2009

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    Diversity: a growing priority in public management -- Elizabeth Montoya, United States (October 2009

    This presentation was made by Elizabeth Montoya, Chief of staff/Director of external affairs, Office of Personnel Management, United States, at the Experts meeting on Building a stronger and a fairer public service by fostering diversity, held at the OECD Conference centre on 1st October 2009.

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  • 9-December-2009

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    The Challenge of Shoring up the Pillars of our Social Protection Systems

    Speech by John P. Martin at a conference organised by the European Commission on "“SOCIAL PROTECTION: ITS CONTRIBUTION TO RECOVERY” – AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN EMERGING ECONOMIES AND THE EU" in Brussels, 9 December 2009

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  • 7-October-2009

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    Reform beyond the crisis

    This paper discusses how governments can “seize the moment” of the economic crisis to suggest and implement structural reforms. It examines the particular challenges to reform – and possible solutions to those challenges.

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  • 28-September-2009


    Preventing the jobs crisis from casting a long shadow

    Opening the Labour and Employment ministerial meeting 2009, Mr. Gurría talked of the need to tackle the jobs crisis and to prevent persistent unemployment from casting a long shadow over people’s welfare and from damaging the social fabric of our countries.

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  • 25-September-2009


    G20 Summit: Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

    Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

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