Speeches / Presentations


  • 11-March-2010

    English

    The global economy and the global investment agenda - an OECD perspective

    At the USCIB Global Investment Conference in Washington A. Gurría announced that the OECD is considering the feasibility of a non-binding “Model Investment Treaty”, building on converging understandings in OECD and partner countries and invited other organisations to join these reflections.

  • 17-February-2010

    English

    OECD Secretariat Projections of ODA in 2010: First Estimates

    Presenting the projections of ODA in 2010, A. Gurría stated that it is crucial that aid pledges must be honoured because they represent an investment in the emergence of effective and decent states around the globe.

  • 9-December-2009

    English

    Foreign Bribery: Who Pays the Price?

    Celebrating International Anti-Corruption Day and the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention, Angel Gurría talks about the international fight against foreign bribery and the OECD's efforts to highlight its devastating impact.

  • 4-December-2009

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    Launch of India's Investment Policy Review

    This study shows great progress in building a successful policy environment to encourage investment and the resulting acceleration in FDI inflows and economic growth. However, India needs to strengthen and liberalise its regulatory framework and invest more in infrastructure in order to attract increased foreign direct investment, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 22-November-2009

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    MENA-OECD Business forum and women business leaders summit

    In the context of the economic crisis, reforms can become an effective vehicle for sustained recovery but governments must find the right balance between an effective regulatory and institutional framework and minimising unnecessary red tape. Moreover, governments cannot reset the economy on their own and the contribution of the women and the private sector will be crucial, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 21-November-2009

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    MENA-OECD Ministerial conference

    Opening this event in Marrakesh, Angel Gurría underlined that the economic crisis has not spared the MENA region, with a significant economic contraction and a severe impact on the labour markets. According to the Secretary-General, the MENA-OECD Initiative can serve as a model for effective co-operation in building the global economy of the future.

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  • 10-November-2009

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    Access to Remedies and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

    Deputy Secretary-General Aart de Geus talks about the OECD's support for the UN Framework for Business and Human Rights developed by Professor Ruggie. This speech was made at the 2009 EU Conference on corporate social responsiblity in Stockholm on 10 November 2009.

  • 25-September-2009

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    G20 Summit: Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

    Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

  • 22-June-2009

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    Paris Conference for Long-Term Value and Economic Stability

    In his introductory remarks at the Paris Conference for Long-Term Value & Economic Stability, Angel Gurría talks about the importance of long-term investments and their capacity to help to bring back confidence and to achieve long-term sustainable development throughout the world

  • 3-June-2009

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    The crisis and its impact on cross border investment

    With the the global economic crisis, governments are now focused on restoring national economic and employment growth and financial stability which also poses risks for freedom of investment. If they all recognise that open markets will ultimately contribute to a sustainable recovery, they might be tempted to adopt “beggar thy neighbour” policies, including investment protectionism and unfair incentives to attract or retain

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