Speeches / Presentations


  • 4-March-2015

    English

    High-Level Policy Forum on Mental Health and Work: Bridging Employment and Health Policies - Closing Statement

    This Forum does not mark the end of a process. It was a key step aimed at sharing the main conclusions of our work on Mental Health and Work and to discuss where we stand, with the goal of connecting health policy makers and employment policy makers in order to discuss an issue that they can only solve together.

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  • 4-March-2015

    English

    Fit Mind, Fit Job: From Evidence to Practice in Mental Health and Work

    Introductory remarks at the high-level OECD Policy Forum on Mental Health and Work: Bridging Employment and Health Policies, The Hague, Netherlands, 4 March 2015

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  • 4-March-2015

    English

    Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau Award

    The OECD is an organisation which I am proud to lead, because I see first-hand, every day, the positive impact of OECD work on reforms on the configuration of a better reality for millions of people. It is most satisfactory to have this work recognised by such an esteemed and long-standing Member of our organisation. The Netherlands has been at the forefront of best practices for many years.

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  • 24-April-2014

    English

    Launch of the Economic Survey, the Innovation Review and the Territorial Review of the Netherlands

    Strengthening the balance sheets of banks and households can benefit the economy as a whole. Sharpening innovation policy can contribute to advancing the country’s competitive edge in key sectors. And improving urban and territorial policy can help ensure that Dutch cities maximise their potential in terms of productivity and lifting living standards across the country, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 29-June-2011

    English

    Policy strategies for growth, competiveness and employment in Europe

    The centre of economic gravity is moving from the advanced to the large emerging economies, particularly Brazil, China and India. For many years, OECD countries accounted for around 70% of global GDP. Today, this share has shrunk to around 60% and it is set to fall further.