Speeches


  • 1-December-2015

    English

    Special Meeting of the OECD Council – Introduction of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

    President Santos’ leadership and vision have been instrumental in guiding Colombia through a series of ambitious reforms to improve governance, make the public sector more effective, modernise the economy, and make growth more sustainable and inclusive.

  • 30-November-2015

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    COP21 Carbon Pricing Panel closing statement

    Today, world leaders have called on all countries and businesses to put a price on carbon. I salute that call. The OECD has long advocated for strong, credible, predictable prices on carbon as the cornerstone of cost-effective emissions reductions.

  • 30-November-2015

    English

    Mobilising climate finance for development action

    We need both development-smart climate change policies, and climate-smart development finance. The multilateral development banks undoubtedly have important lessons to share.

  • 30-November-2015

    English

    Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition launch meeting opening remarks

    The OECD is committed to continue building the evidence base and showcasing best practices. We join the collective call for all countries, businesses and members of civil society to put a big, fat price on carbon!

  • 26-November-2015

    English

    Remarks at 2015 Enade Conference

    The issue that concerns us is this: "How to achieve development and how to keep on growing?" These are questions that have kept us very busy at the OECD during our 54 years in existence. Our motto, "better policies for better lives", condenses that aspiration.

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  • 25-November-2015

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    Beyond the Crisis: New Approaches to Current and Future Economic Challenges - NAEC Seminar

    It is a real pleasure to join you today in discussing one of the most important initiatives of the OECD, the "New Approaches to Economic Challenges" (NAEC). We undertook this initiative in response to the crisis, with the purpose of doing some soul-searching, learning from the past, and updating our analytical frameworks in order to address the present and, above all, the future.

  • 25-November-2015

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    5th anniversary of Chile's OECD membership: Remarks at luncheon hosted by President Bachelet

    Being here to commemorate five years of Chile's membership is something that fills us with enthusiasm. Those five years have been very enriching – five years of sharing best practices and responses to the challenges of our day, five years of getting to know each other better and working side-by-side to improve opportunities and living standards for Chileans.

  • 25-November-2015

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    Ceremony for award of the Grand Cross of the Chilean order of Bernardo O’Higgins

    Today, the OECD and Chile are working together more closely than ever. This co-operation extends to all spheres of public policies: education, health, employment, taxation, good governance, trade, the environment ... all those fields in which the OECD is a point of reference and where the Chilean government can count on us, within the important agenda of reforms that are being undertaken.

  • 25-November-2015

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    Launch of the Economic Survey of Chile 2015

    Chile is not immune to a reality that is affecting all its neighbours: a sharp decline in growth, in the wake of collapsing external demand. Given this context, it is now even more necessary to seize upon all those public policies that will allow us to return to the path of growth that is at the same time stronger, more inclusive, and more sustainable.

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  • 24-November-2015

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    Israel Signing of Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Today, Israel becomes the 91st jurisdiction to join the Multilateral Convention on mutual administrative assistance in tax matters. This powerful instrument for cross-border tax assistance has now been signed by all OECD members – an important show of unity in our common fight against tax evasion.

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