Speeches / Presentations


  • 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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  • 14-March-2012

    English

    10th Annual Conference of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee

    We have made some incredible progress from a time when bribes were considered just part of doing business and companies could claim them back as a tax deduction. But there is still a long way to go. One of our main challenges is ensuring enforcement, said OECD Secretary-General.

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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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  • 24-June-2011

    English

    The Fight against Foreign Bribery: New Laws, New Challenges, New Trends

    Combating bribery and corruption has become a top global priority, and it is central to our mission. We need to enhance our anti-corruption efforts, strengthen their coherence and improve cooperation with other important actors, like the legal profession practitioners, said Angel Gurría.

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  • 28-April-2011

    English

    Joining Forces Against Corruption: G20 Business & Government (Closing remarks)

    Mr. Gurría welcomed the G20's strong political will to fight against corruption and underlined the OECD's anti-corruption global standards on bribery, public procurement, export credits, aid and tax heavens.

  • 9-December-2010

    English

    Tackling climate change: How to ensure the necessary finance flows

    In his remarks, A. Gurría said that countries need to be ambitious in taking unilateral actions and that a cost-effective approach to reducing emissions could cost just a fraction of a percentage point of GDP per year.

  • 23-June-2010

    English

    OECD is a partner of the UN Global Compact

    Speaking at the Ministerial Session of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York, OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher highlights the complementary roles played by the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the UN Global Compact in promoting corporate responsibility.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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