Speeches / Presentations


  • 19-April-2013

    English

    Tax Transparency and BEPS

    Due to recent events, tax evasion has received unprecedented attention by media worldwide, and citizens are voicing their concerns and expectations for governments to act. This is an essential issue which the G20 must tackle, now more than ever, said OECD Secretary-General in Washington.

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  • 7-November-2012

    English

    OECD’s Gurría congratulates President Obama on his re-election victory

    In a letter to President Obama, Secretary-General Angel Gurría acknowledged that Americans demonstrated their recognition of the President's many achievements during his first four years in the White House.

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  • 19-July-2012

    English

    Current Economic Outlook and Main Outcomes from the OECD Forum 2012

    Speaking at the French-American Foundation, Angel Gurría was invited to report on the main outcomes of the OECD Week (Forum and Ministerial Council). He also presented OECD perspectives on the current global economic outlook, in particular for the United States (US) and France.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 20-September-2011

    English

    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.

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  • 27-May-2011

    English

    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.

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  • 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.

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