Speeches


  • 6-December-2013

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    OECD saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela: Remains committed to his legacy

    OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, said that it was with a heavy heart and a debt of gratitude that the world was bidding farewell to Nelson Mandela.

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  • 5-December-2013

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    Working with cities and regions to ensure inclusive and sustainable recovery

    If governments at all levels work together to unleash the potential of cities and regions as engines of economic dynamism, they will greatly benefit national recovery and will create conditions for a better life, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 5-December-2013

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    Ministerial Meeting of the Territorial Development Policy Committee: Regions and Cities - Remarks by Angel Gurría

    National policies can frame the context for recovery, but it is in the regions and cities where policies meet people, or as the saying goes, where the rubber meets the road, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 5-December-2013

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    Cities Matter for Resilient and Inclusive Recovery

    The facts are simple: the bulk of people live in cities and an overwhelming percentage of economic activity originates in cities. So we must find ways to empower cities to set positive trends and lead the way toward stronger, more resilient and inclusive growth.

  • 3-December-2013

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    A USA and International Perspective on 2012 PISA Results

    PISA provides the most comprehensive international comparison of the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds around the world in mathematics, science and reading. We take stock in three year periods and run the numbers and publish them a year later. Thus, these results correspond to the 2010-2012 period and they are the 5th set we prepare and publish since 2000.

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  • 2-December-2013

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    Europe and the United States: Jump-starting the engine of global growth

    The OECD was born transatlantic since its very origins as the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation in 1948, established in the immediate post-war period to manage and distribute Marshall Plan aid to reconstruct Europe. The centre of gravity of the world economy is now shifting and will continue to do so but this does not mean that the Transatlantic Partnership has a lesser role to play on the global stage, said Angel Gurría.

  • 29-November-2013

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    WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali: too good a prize to pass up

    As the OECD's latest global economic forecast has confirmed, world trade is now growing at an extremely low rate. This brings into stark focus the need for trade negotiators at the WTO to cut a deal to bring a much-needed boost to world trade and the global economy.

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  • 27-November-2013

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    Launch of the Economic Survey of Greece 2013

    The government and citizens of Greece continue their arduous efforts to put the economy back on a sustainable path, despite seemingly insurmountable challenges. The implementation of reforms is key to getting through this tough period and ultimately equipping people with the tools they will need to share the benefits of growth, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 27-November-2013

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    Launch of the Competition Policy Assessment of Greece

    We know that Greece is undergoing a profound and painful economic adjustment, but we are convinced that continuing down the path of ambitious reform will ultimately see a return to robust, broad-based growth that will improve the well-being of all Greek citizens, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 27-November-2013

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    Reforming for the future: Building a stronger, fairer Greek economy

    We understand how much Greek society has endured these past six years. Reform isn’t easy at the best of times, but it can be even more challenging in the face of a weak economy while at the same time trying to correct a budget deficit. But all crises come to an end. Growth does return. Now is the time to maintain the momentum of Greece’s reform drive, said OECD Secretary-General.

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