Speeches / Presentations


  • 6-June-2018

    English

    Launch of the 2018 Economic Survey of the United States

    It is a pleasure to be back at the Press Club to present the OECD’s 2018 Economic Survey of the United States.

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  • 24-January-2018

    English

    Working Better with Age and Fighting Unequal Ageing in the United States

    I am delighted to present a new OECD study on a crucial issue: “Working Better with Age and Fighting Unequal Ageing in the United States”. I would like to thank the AARP for their support and for their continued partnership with the OECD on ageing issues.

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  • 14-October-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Fall Meetings - Written Statement to the Development Committee

    We are witnessing the highest levels of migration and displacement on record. According to UNHCR, 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, including nearly 22.5 million refugees.

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  • 13-October-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: International Taxation

    Digitalisation is having a profound impact on our societies. It offers many opportunities as a driver of innovation in the private and public sectors. We are already seeing, for example, how our tax administrations are benefiting from these new technologies to enhance services to taxpayers, improve tax compliance and tackle tax evasion and avoidance.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Fall Meetings -Written Statement to the IMFC

    The global economy is now growing at its fastest pace since 2010, with the upturn becoming increasingly synchronised across countries. This long awaited lift to global growth, facilitated by policy support, is being accompanied with solid employment gains and a recovery in trade growth following slumps in late 2015 and early 2016.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: Global Economy and Framework for Growth

    The latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecast global GDP growth to increase from around 3% last year to just over 3½% this year and next. Supported by policy stimulus, growth performance has been strong in the first half of the year and more synchronised across the world. Argentina, Brazil and Russia are returning to growth.

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  • 25-April-2017

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    Putting water at the centre of the global agenda

    We are here today because we think it’s time to put water at the top of our global agenda. It’s time to get our water act together. I want to thank the Council on Foreign Relations for hosting us as we launch this call. And I thank in particular PJ Simmons for introducing this discussion.

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  • 22-April-2017

    English

    2017 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - IMFC Written Statement

    OECD Secretary-General's written statement highlighting key points to address in order to make global growth stronger and more inclusive.

  • 22-April-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - Development Committee Written Statement

    OECD Secretary-General's written statement on the need for collective responsibility to deliver the 2030 Agenda, highlighting that international co-operation must be stepped up to maximise the impact of record-high ODA flows, and create new development partnership tools that allow for holistic and inclusive approaches to common global challenges.

  • 22-April-2017

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    Tax Inspectors Without Borders Governing Board meeting - welcoming remarks

    Welcome to the second meeting of the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) Governing Board. I am pleased to be co-chairing today’s discussion with Mr. Michael O’Neill, UN Assistant Secretary General, and UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy. The OECD is honoured to partner with the UNDP on TIWB.

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