Speeches / Presentations


  • 4-June-2013

    English

    OECD Secretary-General statement on events in Bangladesh

    The OECD is deeply saddened by the tragedy at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. Our hearts go out to all of those affected. This event is a dramatic wakeup call for the international textile industry, governments, and other stakeholders to address the risks before they result in tragedies such as this.

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  • 29-May-2013

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    G20 Russian Presidency / OECD - Stocktaking Seminar on Global Value Chains

    It is imperative that governments, and in particular G20 governments, reinforce their commitment to resist protectionism in all forms and engage in further market opening initiatives as an integral part of the structural reform agenda, said A. Gurría.

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  • 16-May-2013

    English

    Intervention by Mr Sergio Arzeni at the Plenary session on “Small Business: the Heart of the Global Economy”

    Now all governments realise why SMEs and entrepreneurship matter: because they are the sources of new jobs.

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  • 19-March-2013

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    Capturing the benefits of Global Value Chains

    In a highly integrated and interdependent global economy, trade liberalisation is essential to foster competition, innovation and development. The rising importance of Global Value Chains is clear proof of how many countries can benefit from the creation, production and export of a given product, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 13-February-2013

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    Conference on Knowledge-Based Capital

    As our financial and environmental resources become scarcer, our collective creativity, cleverness and originality are valuable and productive assets that remain largely untapped: investing in Knowledge-Based Capital (KBC) is an intelligent strategy to promote long-term and sustainable growth.

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  • 16-January-2013

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    Launch of the OECD-WTO Database on Trade in Value-Added

    This new Database, including preliminary data for 40 countries, can play an important role in understanding better what is going on in global trade, investment and production patterns, and in helping us to improve our policies, said OECD Secretary-General

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  • 9-October-2012

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    Capital flow management and liberalisation: the role of international co-operation

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría discussed how co-operation is key in order to best use international capital flows as a tool to finance growth and development that make our economies more prosperous and resilient while dealing with their challenges.

  • 6-June-2012

    English

    New guidelines to Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-bribery Convention

    The economic crisis that started in 2007 gave rise to a crisis of legitimacy and a widespread collapse of trust in markets, in firms, and in the governance of our economies. We need to build up that trust again and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention are essential tools for fighting bribery and promoting responsible corporate behaviour.

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  • 2-November-2011

    English

    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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  • 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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