Speeches / Presentations


  • 28-January-2009

    English

    Dealing with the crisis: reforms that will put us back on a path of growth, innovation and sustainability

    According to Mr. Gurría, the crisis has led to some major new thinking, about regulation and markets, about accountability and ethics, and about the kind of economy we need to build. Our strategy is about devising better policies, better regulations and better institutional frameworks that enable businesses to flourish and public interests to be safeguarded in a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

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  • 27-January-2009

    English

    The world needs to rewrite the rules of finance and global business

    Angel Gurría shares his views about issues on the 2009 Davos agenda. Beyond short-term expediency, politicians must figure out how to set a long-term course for the global economy. Along with more effective regulation, we need fairer social policies and an end to the bottlenecks that block competition and innovation and hamper sustainable growth. We must also find ways for governments to exit from their massive emergency interventions

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  • 22-January-2009

    English

    Business ethics and OECD principles: What can be done to avoid another crisis?

    Mr. Gurría underlined that business ethics should be at the center of any new road-map for the global economy. Markets should not only be more stable, but morally acceptable as well. He said that it is time to reunite ethics and economics through a solid, transparent and updated set of rules.

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  • 20-January-2009

    English

    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.

  • 19-January-2009

    English

    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.

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  • 14-January-2009

    English

    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

    English

    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."

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  • 17-November-2008

    English

    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.

  • 3-November-2008

    English

    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

    English

    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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