Speeches / Presentations


  • 10-November-2009

    English

    Open markets and enhanced global cooperation are key to a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy

    In the coming years, the world economy will need a much more solid connection between public policy and the citizen for which policy is made. The spinal cord of that connection can be summed up in one question: What kind of world economy do we want to create?

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  • 9-November-2009

    English

    Restoring growth in a post-bailout era: the crucial contribution of cities

    After two years of bad news and trillions of dollars of losses, the global economy is now stabilising. The challenge is to move from a policy-based recovery to self-sustained growth. How can cities, the main economic engines of this world, contribute to build stronger, cleaner and fairer economies?

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  • 4-November-2009

    English

    Launch of the conclusions and recommendations of the environmental performance review of Ireland

    Since the last OECD environmental performance review of Ireland in 2000, environmental policies have been improved, environmental institutions strengthened, and significant investments made in environmentally-related infrastructure. However, important challenges remain, such as strengthening efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a better financial viability of water use, warned the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 4-November-2009

    English

    The OECD and the G20 – An evolving relationship

    Speaking at the Institute of International and European Affairs, Mr. Gurría emphasized the OECD’s continued support of the G20, outlining our work on trade and investment, unemployment, and climate change in the wake of the financial crisis.

  • 4-November-2009

    English

    Launch of Economic Survey of Ireland

    Following the severe contraction of the Irish economy, Gurría indicated that stabilising the financial system, tackling unemployment, and raising competitiveness will be the main economic challenges for Ireland.

  • 27-October-2009

    English

    Charting progress, building visions, improving life

    In a keynote speech delivered at the OECD 3rd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Mr. Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

  • 26-October-2009

    English

    Financial institutions and instruments: tax challenges and solutions

    Attending the International tax dialogue conference in Beijing, Mr. Gurría reminded that globalisation requires strengthened international co-operation on taxation which is essential to finance public services, infrastructure development and poverty reduction in rich and poor countries alike.

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  • 21-October-2009

    English

    Towards green growth: how can the Environment Policy Committee contribute?

    As we begin to see signs of economic recovery, policy debates are focusing on what kind of a post-crisis global economy we want. And the answer is “green”, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 16-October-2009

    English

    George C. Marshall: A tribute from the OECD

    In this statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of George C. Marshall’s death, the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría explains that George Marshall’s vision still inspires the organisation’s work today.

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  • 14-October-2009

    English

    Climate change: the biggest threat to economic recovery

    After a year of pain and pessimism, we are starting to see signs of an economic recovery. Green shoots are sprouting. Governments' bold economic and financial actions of over the past year are beginning to take effect. But we are not out of the woods yet...

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