Speeches / Presentations


  • 14-June-2018

    English

    Closing of the Meeting of the Ibero-American Council for Competitiveness and Productivity

    I am delighted to take part in the closing of this session of the Ibero-American Council for Competitiveness and Productivity. I am sure that it was a very useful and productive meeting, given the content of the discussions but also given the presence of so many dear friends and in particular the two "Enriques from America": Iglesias and García.

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  • 9-June-2018

    English

    Charlevoix G7 Leaders’ Summit: G7 and Outreach Leaders Working Session

    The preservation of our oceans is indispensable for addressing many of the challenges facing the planet: from food security and climate change to energy provision, and even improved medical care through advanced marine biotechnology.

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  • 1-June-2018

    English

    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting: Session 5: Adapting to the Modern Economy

    Rapid innovation, including digitalisation, offer enormous potential to boost productivity, incomes and well-being. But it is also a source of new challenges.

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  • 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

    English

  • 21-October-2015

    English

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