Speeches / Presentations

  • 1-June-2012


    A Secure Internet as an Engine of Economic Growth

    Strengthening Cybersecurity is becoming “the new comparative advantage”, as companies and customers move to countries with safer and more reliable cyber-frameworks, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

  • 21-September-2011

    English, , 1,140kb

    OECD presentation on the role of Internet intermediaries in advancing public policy objectives, December 2010

    The OECD’s project on Internet intermediaries examines public policy issues associated with Internet intermediaries, and their roles and responsibil

  • 28-June-2011


    Internet Economy: Generating Innovation and Growth

    The Internet is a driver of innovation, improves efficiency, and thus contributes to growth and employment. This high-level meeting is a unique opportunity to strengthen global principles to create a reliable, resilient and innovative Internet environment.

  • 21-June-2010

    English, , 681kb

    Michael Busch's position paper

    Other position papers Michael Busch, Directorate-General for Information Society and Media, European Commission

  • 9-December-2009


    Empowering E-Consumers

    Speaking at the Conference on empowering E Consumers in Washington, Mr. Gurría noted that the Internet economy is becoming one of the dynamos for international trade and the global economy as a whole.

  • 17-November-2009

    English, , 1,383kb

  • 27-July-2009

    English, , 680kb

    New growth sectors: Online news distribution (discussion session on the Future of News)

    Presentation made at a discussion session on the Future of News.

  • 8-June-2009


    Making innovation strategy succeed in a globalised world

    In his remarks delivered at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurría affirmed that innovation will be the key to foster economic growth and to tackle the major global and social challenges of our time: persistent poverty, unemployment, climate change, water management, and health care.

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  • 27-May-2009


    The potential of ICTs to combat climate change and improve environmental performance

    Mr. Gurría's opening speech at the Conference on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change in Denmark on 27-28 May 2009 focused on the potential of information and communication technologies to combat climate change and improve environmental performance.

  • 15-August-2008

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    Joint Statement by the South African Minister of Finance, Trevor A. Manuel, and the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, regarding Enhanced Engagement between South Africa and the OECD

    The world is rapidly transforming and a number of dynamic emerging economies,including South Africa, have become major players and trading partners with the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD). In this context, the OECD Members have recognised the need for theOrganisation to become more open and relevant in order to realise its strategicgoal of becoming an important hub for dialogue on globally

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