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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In his remarks delivered at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurría affirmed that innovation will be the key to foster economic growth and to tackle the major global and social challenges of our time: persistent poverty, unemployment, climate change, water management, and health care.
The current economic crisis has exposed the deficiencies of economic global governance and the risk of having a highly integrated global economy with fragmented global economic decision-making and regulation. To improve our impact, we do need stronger, more inclusive and better coordinated international organisations, warned the OECD Secretary-General.
With the global economic crisis, governments are now focused on restoring national economic and employment growth and financial stability which also poses risks for freedom of investment.
Address by the President of Chile, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, to the OECD Council 28 May 2009.