Speeches / Presentations


  • 29-June-2016

    English

    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on Attack in Turkey

    Turkey, an OECD member country, has endured several attacks in recent times. Each of these deeds is an offense to our collective freedoms, values and way of living. We categorically condemn these terrible acts.

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  • 5-October-2015

    English

    OECD-G20 Global Forum on International Investment opening remarks

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2015 G20-OECD Global Forum on International Investment. The forum provides an important opportunity for dynamic, frank and constructive dialogue on measures to catalyse investment and develop a more coherent and cohesive global trade and investment regime.

  • 2-October-2013

    English

    OECD Informal Meeting of Ministers of Education (speech)

    Unemployment is high and large numbers of children and adults do not have the basic skills necessary to thrive in today’s global economy. We need to kick-start a global skills revolution and build the policies that will save a whole generation, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 25-February-2010

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    Turkey - statement to OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting 2010

    Statement by Mr Mehmet Mehdi Eker, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Turkey to the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting 2010

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  • 17-March-2009

    English

    Launch of the OECD Report “Managing Water for All: an OECD Perspective on Pricing and Financing”

    One billion people cannot get clean drinking water and 2.5 billion lack access to basic sanitation which cause 1.5 million preventable child deaths per year. While addressing the emergency of the current crisis, we must not forget that water is the most essential good and we should find new and innovative approaches to allow everyone access to water and sanitation, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 17-March-2009

    English

    The Financial and Economic Crisis and Water

    The current crisis provides an impetus to push forward difficult reform, an opportunity that should not be wasted for the water sector, according to Angel Gurría. He affirmed that there were huge opportunities for job-creating and “shovel ready” investments in the water sector, particularly for water saving and the rehabilitation of networks, which require relatively short design and construction planning, compared to other types of

  • 1-February-2005

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    Saving the State Again: Turks Face the Challenge of European Governance (Kivanç Ulusoy, Ankara, 1-2 February 2005)

    The conditions for Turkish membership in the EU are virtually of a revolutionary character in that they require fundamental change in the structure of government of the republican regime. Given this assessment of the radical character of the proposed reforms for EU membership, the challenge of EU membership is actually an effort of “saving the State”.

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