Speeches / Presentations


  • 7-December-2013

    English

    OECD Secretary-General hails new WTO agreement: a victory for multilateralism

    Mr Gurría said the trade facilitation agreement at the core of the new package would cut red tape and speed border crossings worldwide, offering an important boost to world trade and the global economy. "As OECD work has highlighted, the benefits of lowering costs for traders are significant, and are particularly welcome today, given the slow growth seen in so many countries," Mr Gurría said.

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  • 6-December-2013

    English

    OECD saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela: Remains committed to his legacy

    OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, said that it was with a heavy heart and a debt of gratitude that the world was bidding farewell to Nelson Mandela.

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  • 17-October-2013

    English

    OECD’s Gurría comments on U.S. debt agreement

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said that while OECD countries breathed a sigh of relief following the U.S. Congress’ steps to lift the debt ceiling and to end the partial federal government shutdown a longer term solution will need to be found.

  • 9-October-2013

    English

    OECD Secretary-General Gurría addresses dangers of U.S. impasse to world economy

    The current political deadlock in the United States is needlessly putting at risk the stability and growth not only of the US but also the world economy. This comes at a time when a fragile recovery in advanced economies was underway, and when a number of emerging economies were already facing new risks.

  • 17-May-2012

    Spanish

    Un crecimiento rico en empleo es esencial para la recuperación de las economías del G20, dicen la OCDE y la OIT

    Nosotros, los Representantes de la OIT y de la OCDE, invitamos a los Ministros de Trabajo y Empleo de los países del G20 a otorgar una mayor y renovada prioridad a las políticas de empleo que ayudarán a las economías a acelerar y sostener la recuperación, alcanzar niveles más altos de trabajo decente y salir de la trampa de la deuda.

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  • 5-July-2011

    Italian

    Una crescita competitiva per una migliore occupazione: politiche, soluzioni e strategie per lo sviluppo e l’impiego

    I governi devono assicurarsi che i servizi per l’occupazione e i programmi di formazione permettano di coniugare efficacemente la domanda e l’offerta di lavoro. Inoltre queste politiche dovrebbero rinforzare la protezione dei lavoratori temporanei, prendere in considerazione la possibilità di ridurre il carico fiscale sul lavoro e promuovere accordi integrativi in grado di ridurre al minimo le perdite di occupazione durante fasi di

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  • 11-November-2010

    English

    G20: OECD Statement to G20 Leaders in Seoul, Session on Global Economy and Framework

    The OECD Secretary-General presents a report prepared for G20 Seoul Summit. The report is structured as follows. First, it elaborates on how the policy priorities identified in the OECD structural surveillance process and by G20 countries in their national policy templates would contribute to stronger growth, sounder public finances and more sustainable global imbalances. The Report then discusses options for strengthening the OECD

  • 27-May-2010

    English

    Launch of the OECD’s Innovation Strategy

    In this speech during the launch of the OECD innovation strategy, Angel Gurria noted that more than ever, we need to reboot our economies with a more intelligent type of growth, driven by new start-ups, by the most innovative small SMEs and banks, and more.

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  • 27-May-2010

    English

    Strategic Orientations by the OECD Secretary-General

    In this speech delivered at the Council meeting at ministerial level, Angel Gurría highlights some of the OECD's achievements in 2009 and describes how it will help its member countries respond to new challenges ahead.

  • 3-December-2009

    English

    India and the OECD: Growing cooperation in support of a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy

    At the OECD-India Symposium, M. Gurría explained that the recovery in India should continue to gain momentum and growth exceed 6% in the current fiscal year. In 2010, growth should rise above 7%, which is amongst the fastest projected growth rates globally.

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