Speeches / Presentations


  • 1-February-2016

    English

    Ben-Gurion Leadership Award Ceremony

    I know that I am joining a small, and exceptionally distinguished circle, including President Shimon Peres, whom I have welcomed personally to the OECD in Paris. In five years, Israel has become an important contributor to the OECD’s work. Its expertise on key areas of our economies, like water management, “clean tech”, innovation and entrepreneurship, has become a source of best practices.

  • 31-January-2016

    English

    Launch of “Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israel”

    By looking at a single country under the microscope we can hone in on the fine details: we can describe the level and distribution of well-being in Israel, but also go beyond this to look at the sustainability of well-being over time, how well-being measures can be used to inform policy, and to identify the key data gaps associated with measuring well-being in Israel.

  • 31-January-2016

    English

    Launch of 2016 Economic Survey of Israel

    While Israel has closed the gap in average living standards with the most advanced OECD economies, a number of challenges lie ahead to ensure growth is sustainable and inclusive.

  • 31-January-2016

    English

    Remarks to mark the 5th anniversary of Israel’s OECD membership

    When people ask how’s life in Israel, we can tell them that life satisfaction, health status and educational attainment of Israelis is well above the OECD average. We also know that challenges remain, particularly as regards income poverty, housing and air quality.

  • 24-November-2015

    English

    Israel Signing of Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Today, Israel becomes the 91st jurisdiction to join the Multilateral Convention on mutual administrative assistance in tax matters. This powerful instrument for cross-border tax assistance has now been signed by all OECD members – an important show of unity in our common fight against tax evasion.

  • 8-December-2013

    English

    Launch of OECD’s 2013 Economic Survey of Israel

    With the right policies, narrower socio-economic divides and higher levels of well-being are well within Israel’s reach. Raising educational standards and encouraging employment, maintaining sound monetary policy and a responsible fiscal trajectory, pressing on with structural reforms that encourage innovation, competition and creativity – these are all central to achieving sustained, inclusive growth.

  • 8-March-2013

    English

    Secretary-General's introduction of President of Israel, Shimon Peres

    It is a great honour to welcome the President of Israel, Shimon Peres, to the OECD. This is indeed a historic occasion. President Peres is one of the greatest statesmen of our times. His service to Israel has been precious and lifelong.(...)

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  • 5-June-2012

    English

    Presentation of Clean-Tech Clustering as an Engine for Local Development: The Negev Region, Israel

    The Negev region has the potential to deliver real and tangible benefits for regional development, green growth and social inclusion. The report explains how the region can exploit its existing strenghts and competitive advantages, including a niche in research, demonstration and testing in renewable energies and water efficiency.

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  • 7-October-2010

    English

    OECD responds to comments by Israel Tourism Minister

    The OECD has written the following letter to the editor of Ha’aretz in response to comments by Israel’s Tourism Minister, Stas Misezhnikov, reported in the newspaper’s 5 October 2010 edition.

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  • 29-June-2010

    English

    Israel’s Accession Agreement to the OECD

    In his remarks on 29 June 2010, at the occasion of Israel's Accession Agreement to the OECD, Angel Gurría said that Israel's accession will reflect a more open, more plural and inclusive OECD.

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