Speeches / Presentations


  • 28-June-2012

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    US health care system from an international perspective

    Data from OECD Health Data 2012 focusing on key US issues: why is the US health spending so high? Is US health spending higher due to higher prices or higher service provision? (or both?)? Is the quality of care better in the US? What are the trends in key risk factors to health in the US?

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  • 9-March-2012

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    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.

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  • 9-March-2012

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    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.

  • 8-March-2012

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    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.

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  • 20-September-2011

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    Openness and Transparency - Pillars for Democracy, Trust and Progress

    Openness is one of the key values that guide the OECD vision for a stronger, cleaner, fairer world. This is why the OECD welcomes the launch of the Open Government Partnership today and the efforts led by Presidents Obama and Rousseff to promote government transparency, fight corruption, empower citizens and maximise the potential of new technologies to strengthen accountability and foster participation in public affairs.

  • 27-May-2011

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    U.S Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton's statements at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2011

    Statements by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chair of the OECD's 50th Anniversary Meeting of the OECD Council at ministerial level.

  • 25-May-2011

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    Remarks by Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S Secretary of State, at the Commemoration Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the OECD

    U.S and the OECD: Looking back at the past 50 years and thinking ahead to the next 50.

  • 17-May-2011

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    Press briefing about OECD's Ministerial and 50th Anniversary Week Celebrations by U.S. Department of State

    (...) We’re here to discuss the importance of the OECD, and particularly its importance to the United States but also to the evolving role of the transatlantic relationship, and also to talk about the broader role that the OECD is playing in the changing global environment in which we are all living today. To underscore the U.S. commitment to the OECD, next week, Secretary of State Clinton will chair the OECD Ministerial Meeting on

  • 10-May-2011

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    OECD Week 2011: Message from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chair of the Ministerial Council Meeting

    On this 50th anniversary, let us reaffirm our shared commitment to “better policies for better lives” as we usher in a new era of cooperation not only across the Atlantic, but among our partners throughout the world.

  • 25-March-2011

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    Harmony and dissonance in international law

    Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law, Angel Gurría underlined that the OECD has 50 years of experience in turning dissonance into harmony by setting out international rules. He added that through multilateral cooperation we can overcome our differences and tune our economies to create shared development and human progress.

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