Speeches / Presentations


  • 23-May-2017

    English

    Petersberg Climate Dialogue: Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    Governments around the world are striving to re-ignite growth in their economies. Widening inequalities – often related to the economic slowdown – are forcing a rethink of how the benefits of growth are shared.

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  • 23-May-2017

    English

    International Conference: Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    This morning I was pleased to hand over to Chancellor Merkel the major OECD report, Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth. I took the opportunity to congratulate the Chancellor for putting the issue of climate squarely on the G20 agenda.

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  • 20-May-2017

    English

    G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting: Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

    I would like to congratulate the German Presidency for hosting this first ever meeting of G20 health ministers, and in keeping antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on the international agenda. It is an honour that you have invited me to address you.

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  • 18-May-2017

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    G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting: Shaping the Future of Work

    Globalisation, demographic trends and technological change are transforming jobs in our economy. 9% of jobs across OECD countries could be automated in the next 15-20 years and a further 25% are at risk of significant change. The risk in emerging economies is even larger. According to recent studies, China and India together account for the largest technically automatable employment potential.

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  • 18-March-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session 4 – International Taxation

    International tax matters remain an important priority as you work to ensure that the progress made in the last few years is embedded through coherent, global implementation. My report for this meeting provides you with the latest update on the work of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which now has over 90 members.

  • 18-March-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session 3 – International Financial Architecture

    As you probably know, the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements is the sole multilateral agreement among state parties, signed by 34 OECD and 12 G20 members, aimed at ensuring openness, accountability and transparency in cross-border capital flow policies.

  • 17-March-2017

    English

    OECD’s 2017 Going for Growth: Policies for Growth to Benefit All

    Going for Growth is the OECD’s flagship publication on structural policies. Its purpose is to help policymakers set reform agendas for the wellbeing of their citizens and to achieve strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth.

  • 16-March-2017

    English

    Institute of International Finance (IIF) G20 Conference

    I am very pleased and thankful to the IIF for having invited me to speak on a topic that is at the heart of the OECD’s business, namely world trade and the global economy.

  • 22-December-2016

    English

    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on Berlin terrorist attack

    Following the terrible attack that took place at a Christmas market in Berlin, Secretary General Angel Gurría wrote to Chancellor Merkel expressing OECD's sincerest condolences to the many families affected by this tragedy and the Organisation's support.

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  • 5-April-2016

    English

    Launch of the 2016 Economic Survey of Germany

    The German economy has recovered well from the most severe economic crisis of our lifetime. In spite of continued global economic turbulence, growth is now steady at 1.4% in 2015 and close to 1.3% in 2016. We are expecting this growth to improve slightly to 1.7% in 2017.

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