Our economies need a change of engine. The age of carbon is over. Renewable energies are the only future viable source if we want to protect life. Spain must be at the forefront of this transformation, turning the environment and green growth into its new engine of development.
For 50 years, the OECD is a forum for dialogue in which, through the exchange of experiences and identification of good practices, governments develop responses to the economic and social challenges facing them.
“The global recovery is gathering momentum but this progress will not bear fruits if governments fail to tackle the social crisis,” said Mr. Gurría at the opening of the Ministerial Meeting of the OECD’s Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Committee.
Mr. Gurría welcomed the G20's strong political will to fight against corruption and underlined the OECD's anti-corruption global standards on bribery, public procurement, export credits, aid and tax heavens.
"The OECD has absolute confidence in Japan’s capacity to overcome the Great East Japan Earthquake, building on its unique stock of human capital, financial wealth, technology and discipline.", said Angel Gurría for the launch of the OECD’s Economic Survey of Japan in Tokyo.
"By connecting the Organisation with the corporate sector, BIAC provides an essential reality check on our public policy discussions, and their potential impact on the private sector.", A. Gurría declared at the BIAC General Assembly Business Roundtable.
Es particularmente significativo que celebremos los 50 Años de la OCDE en nuevos miembros como Chile, cuyo reciente acceso confirma que pese al paso de los años la OCDE tiene plena relevancia en un mundo radicalmente distinto al de 1961
Tener a Chile entre sus países miembros es un hecho de gran relevancia para la OCDE. Chile es un país joven y dinámico, con experiencias muy útiles y enfoques políticos sumamente interesantes.
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.
The shift in the centre of economic gravity, from the advanced to the large emerging economies, has to be reflected in the global governance architecture. The new players have to be given a stronger voice in decision-making and multilateralism has to evolve further in a more inclusive manner.