Speeches


  • 4-September-2016

    English

    G20 Leaders Hangzhou Summit: Remarks on the global economy

    Policy action is moving in the right direction, but we can only escape the self-reinforcing low-growth trap by meeting the aims of the Hangzhou Action Plan to forge a path towards strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth.

  • 3-September-2016

    English

    Remarks on B20 2016 Policy Recommendations to the G20

    The world economy is trapped in three interrelated vicious circles: a “low-growth trap”, a low-growth/low interest rates trap, and at no point in the past 30 years has productivity growth been lower. How do we break these three vicious cycles? A bold and comprehensive, three-pronged policy package is needed, many elements of which are encapsulated in this year’s B20 recommendations.

  • 29-August-2016

    English

    Putting water security at the heart of sustainable development

    Today, the challenge of water security is global and it is growing. We estimate that by 2050, over 40% of the global population will live under severe water stress; and as global population increases, so will tensions among different water uses.

  • 26-August-2016

    English

    OECD Secretary-General Gurría Welcomes Colombian Ceasefire

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the cease-fire between the Colombian government and FARC rebels, ending more than half a century of armed conflict.

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  • 26-August-2016

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on the earthquake in Italy

    I have just written to Prime Minister Renzi. We are thinking of those who lost their lives, their families, their homes, as well as the many others affected by this disaster.

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  • 1-August-2016

    English

    Mexico’s National Anti-corruption System - Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

    The OECD welcomes the laws of the National Anti-corruption System that were approved by the Parliament on June 16, 2016 and enacted on July 18, 2016, clearing the way for one of the key pillars of Mexico’s structural reform agenda. The promulgation of these laws substantially transforms the anti-corruption architecture of Mexico by putting in place measures that the OECD considers effective.

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  • 24-July-2016

    English

    July 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting: Remarks on international tax

    My report to you for this meeting sets out three objective criteria to identify non-cooperative jurisdictions with respect to tax transparency: the implementation of the Exchange of Information on Request standard, the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information standard, and joining the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (multilateral Convention).

  • 24-July-2016

    English

    July 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Remarks on investment and infrastructure

    A critical dimension of the 'low-growth trap’ is a lack of investment. Weak investment is undermining productivity growth and lowering potential output by holding back capital deepening and hindering the pace at which innovation is embodied in plant and equipment.

  • 24-July-2016

    English

    China-OECD Policy Dialogue on New Approaches to Economic Challenges - opening remarks

    For the OECD, China is an indispensable partner in this exercise and I would like to thank Minister Lou and the Ministry of Finance for organising this event. It is another milestone in our ever-expanding co-operation following the agreement of our memorandum of understanding in March 2015

  • 23-July-2016

    English

    July 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Remarks on framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth

    Structural reforms – together with monetary and fiscal policies – are essential to achieving the G20 objective of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. They have been at the heart of the OECD’s work for more than 30 years and courageous decisions at different times in our countries – Canada, Germany, Korea and Spain to name but four – have delivered stronger and more inclusive growth for our citizens.

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