Speeches / Presentations


  • 22-January-2014

    English

    Looking forward in 2014

    Could the recovery from the worst crisis in half a century finally take hold in 2014? How can we build a resilient, inclusive and greener future for all?

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  • 19-October-2012

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    The challenges for Mexico and its role in a changing world – President-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto

    Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto ended his European tour with a visit to OECD headquarters in Paris and delivered a speech on the challenges for Mexico and its role in a changing world.

  • 20-January-2012

    English

    Towards a positive legacy of a terrible crisis

    The New Year has begun under a shroud of economic uncertainty with flagging growth, growing inequality, persistent unemployment and troubled government finances in most of the world’s largest economies. In his editorial for the 2012 OECD Yearbook, Angel Gurría sets out a vision for the year ahead.

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  • 17-November-2011

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    EMPLOYMENT: Investing in youth

    The economic outlook has weakened significantly over the past six months, which is not good news for employment or the prospects of those looking for work. Policy action targeted on youth and the long-term unemployed can, and must, be taken.

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  • 4-November-2011

    English

    G20 Leaders Summit: Financial Regulation Session

    At this Financial Regulation Session of the G20 Leaders Summit, M. Gurría spoke of 'a comprehensive reform of the international financial architecture that should include financial inclusion, protection and education'.

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  • 2-November-2011

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    G20 Summit: Roundtable on Commodities and Raw Materials

    "At the end of the day, this is what the G20 is about: its “raison d’être” is to show leadership and equip the global economy with an efficient framework for policy coordination. And trade in raw materials and in food commodities should be no exception to this.", said M. Gurría.

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  • 2-November-2011

    English

    G20 Leaders Summit: Preparatory L20 Meeting

    The jobs crisis has three particularly worrying aspects. First, the risk of unemployment becoming entrenched is more and more real in a number of G20 countries. Second, the crisis impacts disproportionately on youth. Finally, growing inequality threatens to affect social cohesion and the living standards of vulnerable families and individuals. To deal with these threats, job creation must be restarted quickly, accompanied by stronger

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  • 31-October-2011

    English

    Pre-G20 Event: Growing Economies through Women’s Entrepreneurship

    At this pre-G20 Event 'Growing Economies through Women’s Entrepreneurship', A. Gurría declared that 'Girls and women represent 3.3 billion ways to change this world. This is the lemma from this year’s G20 Girls Summit. It is also a powerful truth. We need to unleash this potential.'

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  • 24-August-2011

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    Our Economic Woes Need a Long-Term Fix

    In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Secretary-General A. Gurría says governments should seize the initiative to resolve the debt crisis and restore economic growth. Emergency, short-term actions that are not part of a medium-term strategy will only bring short-term relief.

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  • 12-May-2011

    English

    International Conference: Jobs, growth and values - Creating opportunities for new generations

    We have a very timely opportunity for developing a new paradigm for development, including domestic resources mobilisation, innovation, gender equality, good governance and anti corruption, said A. Gurría.

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