Speeches / Presentations


20-January-2009

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Solemn Seminar to celebrate 40 years of peer learning by Finland in the OECD

Marking 40 years of Finnish membership to the OECD, Secretary-General Gurría underlined that Finland has been crucial in supporting OECD work from development aid, environmental sustainability, effective and efficient government, employment policies to social cohesion enabling the OECD to build a more balanced and inclusive globalised world.

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19-January-2009

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The challenge of the financial crisis and faith in multilateralism

The crisis has shown the vulnerability of a global economy based on the idea that ever increasing production and consumption were the key to success, says OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

14-January-2009

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Launch of Euro area economic survey

According to Mr. Gurría, the first decade of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has been a success, but the onset of recession amid ongoing financial turmoil has created new challenges for monetary and fiscal policy implementation, liquidity management and the regulation and supervision of European financial institutions.

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8-December-2008

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Why should Finance Ministers worry about climate change?

While political will is necessary to tackle climate change, financial measures are needed to keep down the cost of action. According to Angel Gurría, "Ministers of Finance share a common responsibility to help shape cost-effective policies to respond to climate change."

17-November-2008

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OECD welcomes G20 Declaration and offers support

OECD will support the global concerted effort to re-launch the world economy with analysis and recommendations for more effective regulation and policies for a return to sustainable growth.

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3-November-2008

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Aid for Trade: Making an impact

Donors should honour their aid for trade pledges to developing countries despite the economic crisis, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría as he opened the OECD Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade, held in Paris on 3 November 2008.

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12-October-2008

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General to the WB/IMF Development Committee Meeting

In the midst of this financial crisis of global proportions, development aid budgets will be one of the areas of public spending under pressure as donor countries face up to the fiscal effort needed to restore the financial system. Despite these difficult circumstances, we must keep protecting and strengthening our development commitments, according to Mr. Gurría.

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11-October-2008

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

As the financial crisis deepens and spreads, a decisive policy action is needed to restore confidence and restart the flow of credit, according to Mr.Gurría.

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10-October-2008

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OECD Roundtable on Urban Strategy of Mayors and Ministers on “Competitive Cities and Climate Change”: Remarks by Angel Gurría

Given that the majority of the world’s population lives in cities accounting for 60 to 80 percent of emissions, cities are key actors in our efforts to achieve long-term sustainable solutions to the global climate change challenge, according to Mr. Gurría.

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2-October-2008

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The Conclusions and Recommendations of the OECD Environmental Performance Review

In the lead-up to joining the European Union, Hungary made significant progress in reducing air and water pollution and protecting its nature and biodiversity, according to Mr. Gurría. However, he recommended that Hungary redouble its efforts, in order to further reduce pollution and use energy and raw materials more efficiently.

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