Speeches / Presentations


6-July-2009

English

Aid for Trade: Maintaining momentum

In his remarks for the launch of the second global review on Aid for Trade, Mr. Gurría affirmed that more and better aid for trade is particularly important in the context of the crisis as it can help to build the capacity and infrastructure developing countries need to take full advantage of freer trade. Aid for trade should also support the broader development goals we all share, focusing not only on building trade capacities but

5-July-2009

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The new dynamics of higher education and research for societal change and development

In his introductory remarks at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Mr Gurría noted that governments need to address the social and human dimensions of the crisis, which means that recovery plans have to support the most vulnerable and include investing in skills development, education and enhanced training projects.

26-June-2009

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The jobs crisis: the labour market and social policy responses

Speaking at the G8 Summit Consultation with Social Partners in Rome on 26 June 2009, Mr Gurría urged the G8, BIAC, TUAC and OECD to join forces to help governments make the best use of labour market and social policies.

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23-June-2009

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Moving forward on the global transparency and tax information exchange agenda

Addressing a conference organised by the French and German governments in Berlin on the fight against tax fraud and evasion, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed progress in implementing international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. He announced that the next meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange, which guides the OECD’s work in this area, will take place

22-June-2009

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Paris Conference for Long-Term Value and Economic Stability

In his introductory remarks at the Paris Conference for Long-Term Value & Economic Stability, Angel Gurría talks about the importance of long-term investments and their capacity to help to bring back confidence and to achieve long-term sustainable development throughout the world

19-June-2009

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Regional innovation in Mexico

Investment in innovation is a sine-qua-non condition for long-term economic growth. In Mexico to present the “OECD Review of Regional Innovation in 15 Mexican States”, Angel Gurría talks about the main findings of the study and resulting policy recommendations.

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19-June-2009

Spanish

Innovación regional en México

Según el Secretario general de la OCDE en estos tiempos difíciles de crisis financiera y económica global, los gobiernos a menudo enfrentan la tentación de reducir el gasto en innovación y a utilizar sus esfuerzos de estímulo fiscal sólo para proyectos listos para ejecutarse.

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16-June-2009

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Launch of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)

In Mexico for the launch of OECD's report on creating effective teaching and learning environments, Mr. Gurría underlined that the quality of an education system relies on the quality of its teachers and their work.

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16-June-2009

Spanish

Presentación del Estudio Internacional de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje (TALIS) de la OCDE

En México para presentar los resultados del nuevo Estudio Internacional sobre Enseñanza y Aprendizaje de la OCDE, Ángel Gurría subrayó que la calidad de nuestra enseñanza es la calidad de nuestro futuro.

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9-June-2009

English

From Grim to Green: towards a low-carbon future

Speaking at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurria called on all countries to use the economic crisis as an opportunity to promote ‘green’ growth. Collective action and bold political will, he said, will be necessary to draft environmentally sound stimulus packages, reduce emissions, foster green innovation, and work towards a successful UN Climate Change Conference at the end of the year.

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