Speeches / Presentations


  • 17-May-2016

    English

    The refugee crisis: Challenges and responses for social investment

    The OECD and CEB have led global work on migration for decades: the OECD has contributed analysis, data, knowledge, and tools to inform dialogue and shape policy; and CEB has worked on the frontlines, financing social projects for migrants, refugees, displaced persons, and other vulnerable groups. Given the complementarities between our work, the potential synergies from co-operation are clear.

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  • 16-April-2016

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    World Bank/IMF April 2016 meetings: Written statement to the Development Committee

    With the right approach and policies, all countries ─ origin, transit and host ─ can harness the benefits of migration and open up new opportunities for economic and social growth at national, regional and international levels. The OECD remains fully committed to advancing an ambitious, comprehensive and coordinated global agenda to help navigate the current refugee crisis and better harness the strengths and skills of migrants.

  • 13-April-2016

    English

    Migration flows: Facts, fiction and the politics in between

    Refugees can and should be part of the solution to many of the challenges our societies confront. Our analysis confirms the sizeable economic and social benefits that well‑managed migration can bring to OECD countries. Realising these benefits will depend largely on the design and implementation of integration measures.

  • 28-January-2016

    English

    High-Level Conference on Integration of Beneficiaries of International Protection: Press conference remarks

    In 2015, more than 1 million people crossed the Mediterranean Sea in search of international protection. 1.5 million claimed asylum in OECD countries. This is almost twice the number recorded in 2014. At the same time, they represent only about 0.1% of the total OECD population, and, even in Europe, they represent less than 0.3% of the total EU population. Europe has the capacity and the experience to deal with this inflow.

  • 12-November-2015

    English

    OECD's Gurria calls for stronger international coordination to respond to refugee crisis

    Taking into account the severity of the crisis, a strong response of the international community is required to provide adequate support to the many refugees and asylum seekers and to better share the cost and strengthen international coordination.

  • 22-September-2015

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    Living up to history by addressing the humanitarian migration crisis in Europe - Launch of the 2015 edition of the International Migration Outlook

    Asylum seekers today tend to be more educated than in the past. At the same time, we are recording a greater number of unaccompanied minors, which poses particular problems. Most importantly, asylum seekers are using new and diverse migration routes, which calls for immediate action and support from countries which have limited experience in dealing with such flows.

  • 22-September-2015

    English

    We should not be afraid!

    Europe is facing an historic moment. By the end of this year, the number of people applying for asylum in the European Union will exceed one million. Yet, in all but a handful of cases, the response of Europe’s governments has been tentative, at best: acknowledging the need to do more, while fearing the implications.

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  • 2-July-2015

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    Presentation of the joint OECD-EC Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015: Settling In - A wake-Up call for governments

    This publication is the first broad international comparison across all EU and OECD countries of the economic and social outcomes of immigrants and their children in host countries. It contains the largest compilation of information on integration ever undertaken.

  • 1-December-2014

    English

    OECD's Gurria congratulates President Obama on taking action to address the unsustainable situation of undocumented immigrants

    On the occasion of the OECD High Level Policy Forum on Migration taking place on December 1 and 2 2014, Secretary General Angel Gurria congratulates President Obama on taking action to address the unsustainable situation of undocumented immigrants.

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  • 1-December-2014

    English

    OECD High Level Policy Forum on Migration: Mobilising Migrants’ Skills for Economic Success

    The global migration context is fast evolving. The number of educated migrants is increasing rapidly: inflows of tertiary-educated migrants in the OECD increased by 70% over the past decade. The economic crisis has had profound consequences on the size and composition of migration flows.

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