Speeches


  • 10-January-2017

    English

    Presentation of the OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report: Mexico

    Skills are the new wealth of nations in the 21st century. They drive our countries’ economic performance and social development; they are the key to greater productivity; and they are vital to fostering inclusion. The task that the National Productivity Committee entrusted to us is therefore of great importance to Mexico.

  • 10-January-2017

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    Presentation of the 2017 Economic Survey of Mexico

    Mexico's macroeconomic fundamentals are solid and well administered, monetary policy is appropriate and independent and is handled in a responsible way, and the reforms are beginning to show results. Mexico is improving its capacity for growth from within. But much remains to be done to transform these reforms into inclusive growth. Much more must be done to end poverty.

  • 9-January-2017

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    Presentation of OECD reports on Competition Tribunals and on Freight Transport Regulation

    These are just a few of the main findings in these studies. I invite you to read them carefully and to participate actively in the discussions that will take place tomorrow at this Forum on Competition and Regulation. Your viewpoints and the ideas that will emerge from these debates will be yet another contribution to making Mexico more competitive on the basis of a more level playing field.

  • 22-December-2016

    English

    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on Berlin terrorist attack

    Following the terrible attack that took place at a Christmas market in Berlin, Secretary General Angel Gurría wrote to Chancellor Merkel expressing OECD's sincerest condolences to the many families affected by this tragedy and the Organisation's support.

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  • 11-December-2016

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    Laureates & Leaders Summit for Children: Towards a child-friendly world - closing press conference remarks

    Now is the time to take strong action to ensure the best future possible for all children around the world. Let’s tap into all the positive energy that this ground-breaking summit has generated. Through our leadership and joint work, we can turn words into action, bringing the future we want into reality.

  • 8-December-2016

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    Roundtable for Ministers on Open Government - opening remarks

    Trust in government has declined to an average of only 43% in OECD countries. Open governments are fundamental to recover that trust and to build sustainable and inclusive economies. Count on the OECD to achieve this crucial endeavor.

  • 7-December-2016

    English

    OECD/EU Seminar: Improving tax fairness and tackling tax evasion - a view from the EU Council Presidency and the OECD

    I am delighted to have this opportunity to discuss a topic that goes to the heart of the OECD’s mission, and to the heart of our collaboration with the Slovak Republic: improving tax fairness and tackling tax evasion. This year, both the OECD and the Slovak EU Council Presidency have made an important contribution to making international taxation fair and effective.

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  • 6-December-2016

    English

    Launch of PISA 2015 Results

    High-quality education is the single greatest tool for empowering people and improving their opportunities and outcomes. That is why I am pleased to launch the latest results of the OECD’s flagship Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA). This triennial international survey tests the skills and knowledge of 15‑year-old students, providing the global benchmark for the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems.

  • 5-December-2016

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    Launch of the 2016 Pensions Outlook

    Good morning everyone. It is a pleasure for me to be here today to launch the 2016 OECD Pensions Outlook. I’m glad to see great friends and experts on one of the defining issues of our era. Good to see Phyllis Borzi and Ambrogio Rinaldi with us today.

  • 1-December-2016

    English

    Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation - closing remarks

    While the SDG Summit was the “what” conference, the last two days have been the “how” conference. By 2030, we need to end extreme poverty. We need to have made a dent on all poverty. And we should be well on the way to eradicating it altogether.

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