Speeches / Presentations


11-December-2007

English

United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali

In his remarks, Mr. Gurría reminded that the climate is already changing and he called for immediate concerted action and a real political commitment to combat its worst impacts. He mentioned the range of economic policy options available to address this major problem.

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20-November-2007

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Aid for Trade: Making Globalisation Work for All

In his presentation of the OECD/WTO report "Aid for Trade at a Glance", Mr. Gurría noted that effective and systematic monitoring of aid flows will strengthen mutual accountability and will provide incentives to improve the impact of donors' assistance.

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14-May-2007

English

Water: How to Manage a Vital Resource

In his speech given at the OECD forum 2007, Mr. Gurría emphasised that access to reliable and safe water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The OECD is working to develop policy ideas and identify best practices to assist countries meet their water needs.

2-May-2007

English

Speech to the Seminar on Climate Change, Innovation and Growth

In his address, Mr. Gurría highlighted the alarming outlook for growth in carbon dioxide emissions. He also underscored the need for collective action in developing innovative and market-based solutions in order to foster competitiveness and opportunities for growth.

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2-May-2007

Portuguese

Seminário sobre Alterações Climáticas, Inovação e Crescimento

Discurso do Exmo. Senhor Angel Gurría, Secretário Geral da Organização para a Cooperação e o Desenvolvimento Económico (OCDE). Ministério da Economia e da Inovação, Lisboa, 2 de Maio de 2007.

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22-January-2007

English

Globalising Cities and Regions - Rethinking the Urban and Regional Policy Agenda

Angel Gurría addressed the importance of local initiatives and regional development in helping countries adapt to the challenges of globalisation and technological change in his speech delivered at the Danish Growth Council.

22-January-2007

English

Vocational Education and Training

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría emphasised the importance of vocational training and education, and highlighted the OECD’s role in developing policies and identifying best practices in these areas.

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21-October-2006

English

Global challenges for the XXIst century - climate change, energy and democratic institutions

In a speech at the Annual Conference of the Club de Madrid, Angel Gurría focussed on the political economy of climate policies. He spoke about a range of policies that could be used to help address climate change, and the considerable challenges of implementing them.

10-October-2006

English

Boosting jobs and incomes - lessons from reassessing the OECD Jobs Strategy

In his speech delivered to the meeting of G8 Employment and Labour Ministers in Moscow on 9-10 October 2006, Angel Gurría spoke about the reassessed Jobs Strategy, what has been learnt, and emerging challenges.

28-September-2006

English

Global governance as part of crisis prevention

Angel Gurría focussed on the role of global governance in crisis prevention in this speech, which was delivered at the "Conference of Foreign Affairs Committee and Development Committee Chairpersons of the European Union Member Countries" in Finland, on 28 September 2006.

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