Speeches / Presentations


13-May-2009

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The "Global Standard” of the 21st Century

The economic crisis has generated an urgent need to restore confidence in our future and make the world economy stronger, cleaner and fairer. There is growing political consensus on the need to develop a set of common principles and standards in order to ensure a more stable and sustainable development of the global economy, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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6-May-2009

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Joint OECD-FAO High-Level Meeting on Global Food Security, remarks by OECD Secretary-General

The combined effect of the global credit crunch, falling international trade and investment flows, lower remittances and the effect of budgetary pressures in donor countries’ aid plans, are reversing the progress we had made in combating global poverty and are pushing more people into hunger, according to the OECD Secretary-General. Important emergency measures need to be taken to ensure that more people have access to food

4-May-2009

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Building a Cleaner World Economy

In his opening address at the Global Forum on Public Governance, OECD's Gurría underlined that building a stronger global economy means building a cleaner global economy.

26-April-2009

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General and DAC Chair to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee

This statement outlines OECD's response to the crisis and OECD perspectives on the Development Committee agenda. It was presented at the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee meeting in Washington on 26 April 2009 by Mr. Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, and Mr. Eckhard Deutscher, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

25-April-2009

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

In the midst of the deepest and most synchronised recession in our lifetimes, OECD's Gurría encourages a policy response which addresses the social impact of the crisis and repairs the financial system.

24-April-2009

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Improve tax fairness and help the developing world

As policy makers and central bankers gather in Washington for this year’s Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, growing intolerance of tax evasion is good news for developing countries desperate to raise tax revenues to pay for schools, roads and hospitals. Poor people in these countries mostly don’t pay much in taxes. But they are most in need of the improvements in infrastructures and services

20-April-2009

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Nuclear energy in the 21st Century

Nuclear energy can play an important role in the energy mix for the 21st century. Joining forces to allow nations safe and secure access to nuclear power is critical to rise to the challenge of energy security.

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31-March-2009

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A new role for regional policy: local responses for a global crisis

Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the territorial development policy committee, Mr. Gurría affirmed that urban and rural regions have a core role to play in promoting sustainable growth. Mayors and regional officials are leading efforts to encourage public transportation, implement climate change action plans, and curb air pollution.

21-March-2009

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Press Launch of the Rural Policy Review of China

Mr. Gurría presented in Beijing the first OECD Rural Policy Review of China whose topic is how to build a more diversified rural economy; how can China further stimulate economic activity and overall socioeconomic development in rural areas.

21-March-2009

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Beyond the crisis: for a stronger, cleaner, fairer world economy

In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr. Gurría described the OECD strategic response to the crisis. Stronger means making our economies more resilient and able to deliver durable benefits in terms of material well-being. Cleaner is not only in the sense of environmentally sustainable, but also addressing the “darker” side of globalisation, issues like money laundering, corruption and tax evasion that impede us from

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