Speeches / Presentations


  • 27-April-2012

    English

    Launch of the National Urban Policy Review of Korea

    Well coordinated urban policies should help reap the full benefits of structural reforms by reducing strong territorial disparities, said A. Gurría at the at launch of the National Urban Policy Review of Korea.

  • 9-March-2012

    English

    Launch of the Territorial Review of the Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Area

    Chicago is at a tipping point: despite economic strengths, it faces considerable challenges to compete in the “Premier League” of world-class cities, warns the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 9-March-2012

    English

    Combating Global Headwinds: the OECD Perspective

    Tackling the economic crisis, implementing structural reforms, generating jobs, mitigating climate change and reversing inequality are huge challenges that we can overcome if we work together, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 8-March-2012

    English

    4th OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers (opening remarks)

    Green and Growth can go together, provided that the appropriate framework and the right economic and regulatory incentives are in place to encourage sustainable use of our resources and the environment, said Angel Gurría.

  • 9-January-2012

    English

    Presentación del Estudio Territorial de Chihuahua (in Spanish)

    Chihuahua se encuentra en un momento definitorio. Requiere de una transformación profunda. La promoción de un modelo de desarrollo impulsado por la inversión extranjera ha sido muy importante en décadas pasadas, pero ya llegó el momento de construir un desarrollo endógeno fuerte, estable, limpio y duradero.

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  • 5-December-2011

    English

    OECD Regional Outlook 2011: Building resilient regions for stronger economies

    In the current difficult economic environment, regions are important centres of gravity in a country’s economy. Their comparative advantages, endowments and overall dynamism can be powerful sources of growth and prosperity nation-wide, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 1-February-2011

    English

    Stability And Growth: What Role For EU Cohesion Policy?

    The European Union faces serious challenges today, with public finances in poor shape, weak long-term growth prospects and an unemployment level close to 10%. In this context, the regional policy can play a crucial role to unleash the growth potential of our economies, says OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 10-January-2011

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    Economic Prosperity and Social Cohesion: The Role of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an OECD Perspective

    Read the speech by OECD Deputy Secretary General, Aart de Geus, during the opening session of the 10th International Entrepreneurship Forum, held in Bahrain on 9-11 January 2011.

  • 7-June-2010

    English

    Lancement de l’Examen des politiques rurales du Québec

    La politique de développement rural adoptée par le gouvernement provincial du Québec compte parmi les plus innovantes de la zone OCDE, a déclaré Angel Gurría lors de la présentation de cette publication. Représentant 20 % du PIB du Québec, les zones rurales ont également connu le plus fort accroissement du revenu des ménages à l’intérieur de la province entre 2000 et 2005, démontrant ainsi que ruralité ne rime pas avec déclin

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  • 25-May-2010

    English

    3rd annual meeting of the OECD urban roundtable for mayors and ministers, “Cities and Green Growth”

    Speaking at the Urban Roundtable of Mayors and Ministerse, A. Gurría recommended to make the analysis of green growth more systematic and to develop a common set of urban environmental and economic indicators.

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