Speeches / Presentations


  • 11-February-2018

    English

    6th World Government Summit: Global Platform on “Governance of the Future”

    I am delighted to open the 3rd OECD Global Platform on “Governance of the Future”, an initiative of the MENA-OECD Governance Programme which I launched here two years ago.

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  • 10-February-2018

    English

    3rd Annual Arab Fiscal Forum: Digital Revolutions in Public Finance

    The global economy is in the midst of a digital transformation that is making waves across every sector of public and private activity. 40% of the world’s population is now connected to networks, up from 4% in 1995.

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  • 12-September-2017

    English

    The impact of scientific and technological advances and innovation

    Every day brings news of technological breakthroughs. We are entering a world of “digital manufacturing” and “the next production revolution” where traditional factory floors are being transformed with new and more efficient processes.

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  • 6-December-2016

    English

    Launch of PISA 2015 Results

    High-quality education is the single greatest tool for empowering people and improving their opportunities and outcomes. That is why I am pleased to launch the latest results of the OECD’s flagship Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA). This triennial international survey tests the skills and knowledge of 15‑year-old students, providing the global benchmark for the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems.

  • 15-March-2016

    English

    CERN exhibition: Accelerating Science

    I am delighted to be here today to celebrate human progress driven by science, a theme dear to the OECD. Today we welcome not only the opening of the CERN exhibition “Accelerating Science”, but also the inauguration of the Nature Research Centre and the Joint Centre for Physical Science and Technology.

  • 21-October-2015

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  • 21-October-2015

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  • 21-October-2015

    English

    The contribution of science and innovation to addressing climate change

    Governments have agreed to work together to hold the increase in global average temperature to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Yet, the world is currently on course for a global mean surface temperature increase of around 3-5°C by the end of the century.

  • 20-October-2015

    English

    Launch of the 2015 OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard

    In a world beset by uncertain economic prospects, stronger innovation performance is essential to boosting productivity growth and job creation, and to addressing global challenges like climate change, pandemics and ageing populations. But how do we make innovation happen?

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  • 5-June-2013

    English

    Innovation: the next frontier?

    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.

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