Speeches / Presentations


  • 8-June-2009

    English

    Making innovation strategy succeed in a globalised world

    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.

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  • 3-June-2009

    English

    The OECD’s effort to help build a stronger, cleaner and fairer global economy

    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.

  • 2-June-2009

    English

    The crisis and its impact on cross border investment

    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.

  • 28-May-2009

    English

    Address by the President of Chile, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, to the OECD Council 28 May 2009

    Address by the President of Chile, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, to the OECD Council 28 May 2009.

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  • 28-May-2009

    English

    The role of ODA in the area of climate change

    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.

  • 28-May-2009

    English

    Innovative financing perspectives in the new global economic outlook

    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.

  • 27-May-2009

    English

    The potential of ICTs to combat climate change and improve environmental performance

    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.

  • 21-May-2009

    English

    Responding to the global economic crisis – OECD’s role in promoting open markets and job creation

    In his speech delivered at the 2009 BIAC Business Roundtable, Mr. Gurría underlined that the OECD was working hard to help countries design better and more reliable policies to underpin the credibility of a stronger and more accountable global economy. But he warned that a new economic system can only work if it’s based on a more responsible business culture that can reconcile profit-making with reducing inequalities, fostering

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  • 20-May-2009

    English

    OECD/IEFP Symposium on Financial Education

    Financial markets and services are playing a greater social and economic role in the daily life of the average individual. One of the challenges is to move from raising awareness on financial issues to actually changing consumers’ behaviours, notably by integrating financial literacy into school curricula, according to Mr. Gurría.

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  • 19-May-2009

    English

    Third meeting of the International Network on Financial Education

    If we consider the rapid pace of financial innovation, the growing complexity of financial products, and the increasing amount and size of financial risks and responsibilities transferred to households, consumers need to be better equipped to make good, informed and rational financial decisions, according to Mr Gurría.

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