Speeches / Presentations


  • 26-June-2014

    English

    Moving beyond rhetoric: Responsibility in practice

    This Global Forum plays an important role as the tool for on-going dialogue on responsible business conduct. I am pleased to announce that today, Ministers from over 20 countries are coming together to discuss how to integrate responsibility considerations throughout government policies. Their work will contribute to protect internationally recognised fundamental rights and to ensure good governance, fair regulations, and transparency.

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  • 9-June-2014

    English

    Plenary Session on Long-Term Investment

    Solving the long-term investment ‘puzzle’ must, by its very nature, be a joint effort between public and private sectors. Policymakers need to partner with institutional investors to find workable solutions, said OECD Secretary-General in Montreal.

  • 1-October-2013

    English

    Costa Rica’s adherence to the Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises

    Today, Costa Rica becomes the 45th country to adhere to the Declaration. This commitment is further evidence of Costa Rica’s strong pledge to create an attractive climate for investment, to build on previous efforts which have already contributed substantially to the country’s economic progress. It is also an important step to strengthen the growing ties between Costa Rica and the OECD, said Angel Gurría.

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  • 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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  • 25-April-2013

    English

    Third Annual High-Level Conference on Anti-corruption: G20 Governments and Business - Remarks by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

    The fight against corruption is one of the most important challenges facing the international community. This is not only a moral battle. It is also a stride for business efficiency, the effectiveness of the public administration, and ultimately for growth and development, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 19-April-2013

    English

    Financing for Investment (Washington, April 2013)

    We are witnessing an increasingly worrying disconnect between buoyant financial markets on the one hand and a stubbornly weak real economy leading to uncertain prospects for companies, and enduring economic hardship for people, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 18-February-2013

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Financing for Investment

    The OECD has much to offer to the G20 and can help the Presidency to deliver concrete and meaningful outcomes on the issue of financing for investment, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

  • 23-January-2013

    English

    Business for Society in MENA and Eurasia: Towards a Framework for Action

    The revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are here to sustain a culture of responsible business conduct worldwide. They empower enterprises to meet their responsibilities toward society and provide clearer expectations for companies. This reduces uncertainty and makes doing “good” business easier.

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  • 12-October-2012

    English

    Deauville Partnership: OECD’s work on economic governance across the MENA region

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría discusses the efforts of the OECD to support Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and other MENA countries to restore investor confidence, tackle unemployment and foster policy conditions for strong, sustainable and balanced growth.

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  • 9-October-2012

    English

    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.

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