Speeches / Presentations


  • 31-October-2016

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes the signature of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)

    “I congratulate Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the signature of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). The deal comes at a crucial time when slowing trade growth and low investment are contributing to the weakness of the global economy.

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  • 26-August-2016

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    OECD Secretary-General Gurría Welcomes Colombian Ceasefire

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the cease-fire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels, ending more than half a century of armed conflict.

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  • 1-August-2016

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    Mexico’s National Anti-corruption System - Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

    The OECD welcomes the laws of the National Anti-corruption System that were approved by the Parliament on June 16, 2016 and enacted on July 18, 2016, clearing the way for one of the key pillars of Mexico’s structural reform agenda. The promulgation of these laws substantially transforms the anti-corruption architecture of Mexico by putting in place measures that the OECD considers effective.

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  • 15-July-2016

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on attack in Nice

    France has endured recent challenges to its freedoms and I am certain that it will respond again by reaffirming the very same values that we celebrated yesterday during Bastille day: Liberté, Égalité et Fraternité.

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  • 29-June-2016

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on Attack in Turkey

    Turkey, an OECD member country, has endured several attacks in recent times. Each of these deeds is an offense to our collective freedoms, values and way of living. We categorically condemn these terrible acts.

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  • 24-June-2016

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on UK referendum result

    The OECD will spare no efforts in supporting the Government of the United Kingdom advance the country's economic and social agenda, says Mr Gurría in a statement issued following the referendum on membership of the EU.

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  • 23-June-2016

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    OECD Secretary-General welcomes signing of Colombian ceasefire

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the signing of the ceasefire that took place today in Havana, Cuba, between the Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, ending more than half a century of armed conflict.

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  • 4-April-2016

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    Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the “Panama Papers”

    The “Panama Papers” revelations have shone the light on Panama’s culture and practice of secrecy. Panama is the last major holdout that continues to allow funds to be hidden offshore from tax and law enforcement authorities

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  • 11-March-2016

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    Remembering the people of Japan - Message from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

    On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, shared his sustained support for the victims and their families.

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  • 22-January-2016

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    Statement by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on Departure of Deputy Secretary-General, Stefan Kapferer

    I want to congratulate Deputy Secretary-General Stefan Kapferer on his move to become the head of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).

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