Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, shares with the Heads of the B20 Task Forces the OECD views on the current economic situation, and what they can do together going forward.
Talking points presented by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, at the B20 Plenary Session in Saint Petersburg, 20th June 2013.
We do not seek harmonisation of tax systems or of tax rates. We aim to close the gaps and reduce the frictions between outdated tax systems and today’s business practices, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
Après 3 années de baisse consécutive, les flux migratoires sont repartis à la hausse, mais de façon modérée. Même en période de crise et de restrictions budgétaires, les flux migratoires internationaux sont essentiels au bon fonctionnement de nos économies, a souligné le Secrétaire-Général de l'OCDE.
The fight against bribery and corruption demands a collective response. We need to assemble the brightest minds and keep sharing knowledge to combat this curse. Especially now (...) when corruption, coupled with growing inequality, are causing a serious loss of trust in our societies and in the institutions we have built in the last 100 years, said Angel Gurría.
Our approaches so far have left too many people behind, detached from the “necessary tools” or the “right connections” to raise their incomes and develop their full capabilities. It is time to turn around this logic. It is time to see economics as a tool to improve people’s lives, said OECD Secretary-General.
Governments must create the right enabling environment for growth and trade. We have much to learn from China in this regard. China’s agricultural reforms have played a key role in its remarkable progress in expanding production and improving domestic food security, said Angel Gurría.
L’OCDE est profondément attristée par la tragédie de l’effondrement du Rana Plaza qui s’est produite au Bangladesh. Nous sommes de tout cœur avec ceux qui sont concernés par cette catastrophe.
The growing food security and poverty challenges that we face deserve our special attention. Experience has shown that only through sharing best practices and lessons learned can we develop more targeted policies and coordinate our efforts at promoting agricultural development through innovation, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
Inequalities are threatening the viability of our economies and eroding social trust. People are increasingly calling into question the strength of the “social compact”. Re-igniting growth and putting people back to work is our utmost priority, but this has to be implemented and achieved in a sustainable and inclusive manner, said OECD Secretary-General