Publications & Documents


  • 1-September-2008

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    Water for All: A Matter of Good Governance - The OECD Perspective

    In his remarks at the 13th World Water Congress, Mr. Gurría underlined that managing and securing access to water and sanitation for all is one of the world’s biggest challenges and needs a global response.

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  • 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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  • 3-August-2008

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    The Political Economy of Reform: Implementing Policies for Change

    In his remarks delivered at the APEC Structural Reform Ministerial Meeting, Mr. Gurría explained that designing structural reform has been at the core of the OECD’s mission since its inception, to promote a better functioning of the global economy and raise living standards in member and partner countries. Now the OECD has gone one step further, trying to figure out how reform can be successfully implemented.

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  • 25-July-2008

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    Enhanced Engagement: Towards a stronger partnership between major emerging economies and the OECD

    OECD countries believe that Enhanced Engagement should incorporate certain core elements that would be common with all partner countries.

  • 11-July-2008

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    Official visit of the Secretary-General to South Africa (Pretoria - Johannesburg, 15 July 2008)

    During his official visit, Angel Gurría met with the President of the Republic of South Africa and other government officials. He also held a press conference for the release of the first OECD Economic Assessment of South Africa.

  • 2-July-2008

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    DAC invites France to continue to play its leading role

    France is one of the international community’s key players in development co-operation. French Official Development Assistance was USD 9.94 billion in 2007, ranking France third among DAC member countries.

  • 30-June-2008

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    Official visit of the Secretary-General to the United Kingdom (London, 30 June - 1st July 2008)

    During his first official visit to the United Kingdom, Angel Gurría met with government officials and business representatives. He also delivered a speech on the economics of climate change to the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

  • 25-June-2008

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    Official visit of the Secretary-General to Portugal (25 June 2008)

    During this official visit, Angel Gurría will meet with Portuguese government officials and hold a joint press conference with the Prime Minister to launch the OECD economic survey of Portugal.

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  • 20-June-2008

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    International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Annual Conference

    In his opening remarks delivered at the ICGN conference, Mr. Gurría noted that the recent global financial crisis and the ensuing impact on global economic confidence and growth prospects had highlighted the great relevance of corporate governance, and the key contribution it can make to stabili

  • 18-June-2008

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    Closing remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy

    In his speech, Mr. Gurría stated that the OECD has to work with developed and developing countries and international organizations, both to improve policies for the Internet economy and to increase international co-operation on issues such as cybercrime and security. He also stressed the need to better understand the role and contribution of the Internet and related ICTs as drivers of productivity and economic growth.

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