Speeches / Presentations


  • 6-November-2014

    English

    Setting Global Standards: The OECD, the G20 and the International Tax Agenda, Forum for New Diplomacy

    In an increasingly interconnected and globalised world, the need for global standards has never been stronger or more urgent. Their implementation can ensure the right environment to level the playing field, to avoid a race to the bottom, to bolster healthy and fair competition and ultimately, to build strong, resilient, and inclusive economies.

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  • 29-October-2014

    English

    Global Forum on Transparency & Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: Speech by A. Gurría

    "We have to transition to more transparent, multilateral mechanisms. Thanks to your hard work, taxation is finally catching up with globalisation, making it more redistributive, harnessing its potential for social progress and justice, making people’s lives better. People sometimes forget that this is what taxation, indeed what economics is all about.", said the OECD Secretary-General at the Global Forum.

  • 22-October-2014

    English

    APEC Finance Ministers Meeting: Session 3, Fiscal and Taxation Policies and Reform for Economic Restructuring

    Transparency in tax is fundamental to healthy public finances and maintaining citizens’ trust in public and private institutions. Considerable progress at both the national and international levels has taken place.

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  • 24-September-2014

    English

    The post-2015 agenda must steer a transformational shift towards sustainable development

    As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approach their expiry date, we must focus our efforts on ensuring a brighter, more inclusive and sustainable future for all. We face a plethora of common issues: growing inequalities; changing consumption patterns and population dynamics; increasing natural resource scarcity; and ongoing illicit financial flows.

  • 21-September-2014

    English

    G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors’ Meeting - Session 4: Tax

    Through the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS), and the OECD's work to establish a single global standard for the automatic exchange of information, the OECD and the global community are reforming an international tax system which had not kept pace with changing times, and in doing so, restoring integrity, coherence and effectiveness to it.

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  • 20-September-2014

    English

    Joint Press Conference on the G20 Tax Agenda

    International tax evasion and avoidance has been a headline issue for more than 5 years. In a context of economic and social hardship, these behaviours understandably raised questions about the fairness and integrity of our tax systems. As a result, since the crisis, the OECD has been partnering with the G20, bringing together technical expertise and political leadership, to address those issues.

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  • 6-May-2014

    English

    Launch of the Declaration on Automatic Exchange of Information

    Today, your governments – and many of our Partners – have taken another major step forward by adopting the Declaration on Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters. More than 60 jurisdictions are now committed to implementing what the G20 recognises as the single, global standard. And more are expected to join soon!

  • 11-February-2014

    English

    Taxation and Competition Policy

    We need to fight distortions to competition that can arise from tax avoidance, just like we do from other forms of government intervention, such as regulation, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 29-November-2013

    English, PDF, 1,049kb

    4th TF on T&D: Session 7C presentation CIAT revenue statistics

    This document was presented during the 4th Plenary meeting of the OECD Task Force on Tax and Development held in Seoul, Korea on 30-31 October 2013.

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  • 29-November-2013

    English, PDF, 84kb

    4th TF on T&D: Session 7B presntation World Bank Institute

    This document was presented during the 4th Plenary meeting of the OECD Task Force on Tax and Development held in Seoul, Korea on 30-31 October 2013.

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