Speeches


  • 28-September-2016

    English

    2016 Ministerial Meeting of the Environmental Policy Committee: opening remarks

    I am delighted to welcome you to the OECD Environment Ministerial meeting. Since we gather only every four years, it is an important opportunity to discuss the national and international environmental policy landscape for years to come. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change will inevitably shape discussions.

  • 26-September-2016

    English

    Remarks at ratification of the Multilateral Convention for Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters by Switzerland

    This ratification marks the latest move in Switzerland’s significant efforts of recent years to implement the international standards on tax transparency.

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  • 26-September-2016

    English

    3rd annual meeting of the Government Foresight Community: opening remarks

    By engaging with different plausible futures, we are preparing ourselves for the policy challenges of tomorrow. We are doing better than predicting the future: we are creating it. I look forward to hearing how we can continue to champion the role and the value of policy-related foresight.

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  • 22-September-2016

    English

    Briefing on "States of Fragility 2016"

    As we strengthen our resolve to address the refugee crisis, the focus on providing short-term assistance, and medium-term resettlement options must not distract us from working on the longer-term issues at the heart of what drives these people from their homes in the first place: fear, conflict, and violence.

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  • 21-September-2016

    English

    The economic cost of violence against women

    Our estimates suggest that discriminatory social institutions – including violence against women – cost the global economy approximately 12 trillion US dollars a year. So while it is critical to put in place laws, budgets and plans to transform discriminatory social norms, we also need to empower women and girls, men and boys, to challenge – and change – these norms.

  • 21-September-2016

    English

    Enhancing social dialogue for decent work and inclusive growth: Launch of the "Global Deal" initiative

    The Swedish Government, the ILO and the OECD cannot do it alone. I encourage you to throw your support behind this Global Deal and make concrete commitments, so that together, we can build the collaborative, innovative, dynamic societies in which everyone can thrive.

  • 20-September-2016

    English

    Launch of the UN High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth report "Working for Health and Growth"

    In Lyon and New York, we charted a comprehensive agenda for action for better investment in the health workforce. The release of "Working for Health and Growth: Investing in the Health Workforce" is a milestone in our common quest to create the right health jobs, with the right skills, in the right places.

  • 20-September-2016

    English

    Launch of the 2016 International Migration Outlook

    We must unite to tackle the challenges of migration in today’s globalised world. Our International Migration Outlook helps put the facts on the table, and offers some pointers for the way forward. Now we need to move to implementation.

  • 19-September-2016

    English

    2nd Meeting of the UN High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth: closing remarks

    Our agenda is ambitious, but also critical. Our analysis, data and knowledge of health labour markets, along with our ability to develop benchmarks and best practices, will help countries implement the type of health workforce transformations we need for the future.

  • 19-September-2016

    English

    Remarks at UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants: Strengthening the positive contribution of migrants and refugees

    United, we can tackle the challenges that arise with large movements of migrants and refugees. Together, we can improve our policies to unleash the potential of migrants. Migration is not a threat, it is a hope, the hope of the migrants and their family for a better life and for all of us for a more prosperous and harmonious world.

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