Speeches / Presentations


  • 21-September-2016

    English

    The economic cost of violence against women

    Our estimates suggest that discriminatory social institutions – including violence against women – cost the global economy approximately 12 trillion US dollars a year. So while it is critical to put in place laws, budgets and plans to transform discriminatory social norms, we also need to empower women and girls, men and boys, to challenge – and change – these norms.

  • 21-September-2016

    English

    Enhancing social dialogue for decent work and inclusive growth: Launch of the "Global Deal" initiative

    The Swedish Government, the ILO and the OECD cannot do it alone. I encourage you to throw your support behind this Global Deal and make concrete commitments, so that together, we can build the collaborative, innovative, dynamic societies in which everyone can thrive.

  • 8-March-2016

    English

    Improving Women’s Access to Leadership: What Works?

    Today we are celebrating international women’s day. I am delighted to welcome you on this occasion, because closing the gender gap in both the public and corporate sectors is critical, urgent, and long overdue.

  • 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.

  • 14-November-2015

    English

    L20 Antalya Summit: Inequality and income share

    We cannot think “growth” and then only, as an afterthought, care about inequalities. This doesn’t imply that the objective of engineering stronger growth and higher productivity has become secondary or peripheral. We need to think about growth and inclusiveness imperatives together, right from the start of the policymaking process, in their circularity and complementarity.

  • 26-October-2015

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  • 13-October-2015

    English

    How’s Life? Measuring What Matters for Better Policies and Better Lives

    We have long known that there is more to life than GDP, and whilst GDP growth is important for a successful economy, it should not be the sole compass to guide us towards success more widely. What we need is a more sophisticated instrument, some sort of GPS to measure progress understood as the improvement of people's quality of life.

  • 13-October-2015

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  • 16-September-2015

    English

    Promoting gender equality in the G7 and beyond: education, employment and entrepreneurship

    2015 is the year in which we aim to develop a new architecture for financing development for the Sustainable Development Goals and to build, during COP 21 in Paris, a new framework to tackle climate change. In all these arenas, decisive action for women’s rights and enhanced gender equality can play a crucial role.

  • 6-September-2015

    English

    Bringing gender equality to the core of the G20 agenda

    It is an honour to address you at the launch of the W20. Today is yet another step in our journey to bring gender equality to the core of the G20 agenda. And I would like to congratulate the Turkish Presidency for keeping the momentum and carrying this issue forward by creating the W20.

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