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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.
Current financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation is clearly insufficient and the development co-operation community needs to think through its implications and come up with forceful responses, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
According to Mr. Gurría, the number working poor living with less than 2 dollars a day can increase by more than 100 million and the number of hungry people in the world can increase by another 104 million by the end of the year, making urgent the issue of the financing for development.
Mr. Gurría's opening speech at the Conference on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change in Denmark on 27-28 May 2009 focused on the potential of information and communication technologies to combat climate change and improve environmental performance.