Speeches


  • 24-September-2014

    English

    Citizen Action, Responsive Government

    As the most advanced economies struggle to regain momentum after the global financial crisis, and as emerging and developing economies face new challenges in achieving convergence in living standards, our citizens’ expectations have never been higher.

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  • 24-September-2014

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    The post-2015 agenda must steer a transformational shift towards sustainable development

    As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approach their expiry date, we must focus our efforts on ensuring a brighter, more inclusive and sustainable future for all. We face a plethora of common issues: growing inequalities; changing consumption patterns and population dynamics; increasing natural resource scarcity; and ongoing illicit financial flows.

  • 22-September-2014

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    Improving transparency and accountability through improved tracking of climate finance flows

    "This year and next are critical in the fight against climate change. We now have a unique window of opportunity to improve the tracking of climate finance. We need to be open, ambitious, transparent and collaborative. Together we can gather the data that will enhance accountability and build trust towards a successful global climate deal.", said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the UN Climate Summit.

  • 21-September-2014

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    G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors’ Meeting - Session 4: Tax

    Through the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS), and the OECD's work to establish a single global standard for the automatic exchange of information, the OECD and the global community are reforming an international tax system which had not kept pace with changing times, and in doing so, restoring integrity, coherence and effectiveness to it.

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  • 20-September-2014

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    G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors’ Meeting - Session 3: The Investment Package

    Policy has generated plenty of financial risk taking on the part of institutional and other investors, but the greatest paradox today is the decoupling between this, on the one hand, and ‘the great hesitation’ of companies to invest in real projects, and most notably in the area of infrastructure, on the other.

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  • 20-September-2014

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    G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Banks Governors’ Meeting - Session 2: Growth Strategies

    The global economy is continuing to expand at a moderate and uneven pace. The tepid rate of growth means that a substantial degree of labour market slack remains, especially in the euro area, and world trade growth remains sluggish. The OECD has identified more than 980 structural reform commitments made by G20 members in their revised Growth Strategies.

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  • 20-September-2014

    English

    Joint Press Conference on the G20 Tax Agenda

    International tax evasion and avoidance has been a headline issue for more than 5 years. In a context of economic and social hardship, these behaviours understandably raised questions about the fairness and integrity of our tax systems. As a result, since the crisis, the OECD has been partnering with the G20, bringing together technical expertise and political leadership, to address those issues.

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  • 19-September-2014

    English

    OECD’s Gurría welcomes Scotland’s vote to remain part of the UK

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the result of yesterday’s referendum in Scotland.

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  • 17-September-2014

    English

    The Leaders Seminar: A Conversation on Climate Change and Cities

    "Our conversation today comes at a crucial moment. We are all aware of the immense scale of the global challenge presented by climate change. It is no longer simply an environmental issue. It is an economic and a social issue. It is vital to our quality of life and to the life of our fragile Earth! Action is becoming ever-more urgent.", said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

  • 16-September-2014

    English

    Launch of the BEPS 2014 Deliverables

    The OECD-G20 BEPS Project is a joint multilateral effort to tackle aggressive practices which erode the tax base of companies and artificially shift profits to low or no-tax jurisdictions.

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