Speeches / Presentations


  • 30-March-2017

    English

    In the Public Interest: Taking Integrity to Higher Standards - opening remarks at the 2017 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

    Welcome to the 5th edition of the OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum. Let me begin by thanking the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Mr. Robert Fico, and the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for joining us for this opening.

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  • 11-January-2017

    English

    Presentation of the OECD Integrity Review of Mexico

    With this crusade against corruption, with these new laws, with this new culture of integrity that we are striving to build, we can lay the basis for what will be the most important transformation in Mexico's recent history. But the hard work is just beginning. We need now to translate the letter of the law into a wide-ranging change of institutional conduct and culture.

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  • 1-August-2016

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    Mexico’s National Anti-corruption System - Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

    The OECD welcomes the laws of the National Anti-corruption System that were approved by the Parliament on June 16, 2016 and enacted on July 18, 2016, clearing the way for one of the key pillars of Mexico’s structural reform agenda. The promulgation of these laws substantially transforms the anti-corruption architecture of Mexico by putting in place measures that the OECD considers effective.

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  • 19-April-2016

    English

    Visit of HE Thabo Mbeki and the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa - introductory remarks

    It gives me great pleasure to welcome His Excellency Thabo Mbeki back to the OECD, along with colleagues from the High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. As you know, this is Integrity Week at the OECD and we are still amidst the aftershock of the Unaoil scandal and the Panama Papers. Your visit, Mr. President, could not be more timely.

  • 19-April-2016

    English

    2016 OECD Integrity Forum opening remarks

    Integrity is not just a moral issue; it’s also about making our economies more productive, our public sectors more efficient, our societies and our economies more inclusive. It’s about restoring trust, not just trust in government, but trust in public institutions, regulators, banks, and corporations.

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  • 16-March-2016

    English

    OECD Anti-Bribery Ministerial Meeting: Towards a New Era of Enforcement - opening remarks

    The fight against bribery is crucial to help our countries over come the world’s mediocre economic outlook. It is also key to improve public services and address our social challenges. That’s why this meeting is so important.

  • 4-February-2016

    English

    Global Parliamentary Network - Launch of Financing for Democracy report

    Today we are launching a report to address many challenges of financing democracy, with a focus on funding of political parties and election campaigns and the risk of policy capture. Our report poses and answers several key questions.

  • 3-November-2015

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    OECD-CADE Seminar on Public Procurement and Collusion: Opening remarks

    Today I want to talk about the particular importance of competition in public procurement. In most countries, this is one of the largest government spending activities, accounting for 4.3 trillion euros in OECD countries alone in 2013. In Brazil, public procurement represents just over a quarter of total government expenditure.

  • 21-September-2015

    English

    Remarks at European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing 2015 Annual Conference

    To tackle these challenges and mitigate their effects, the OECD is working in a wide spectrum of policy areas: anti-bribery, public procurement, lobbying or money laundering. Strengthening the role of internal controls and audit functions is one of our key tools to help combat corruption and fraud.

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  • 26-March-2015

    English

    OECD Integrity Forum: Curbing Corruption – Investing in Growth

    Thank you for joining us at the 3rd OECD Integrity Forum, our anti-corruption platform where policy makers, business, civil society and other stakeholders unite in the fight against corruption. This year we focused on the nexus between corruption and investment. Not a small challenge.

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