Speeches


  • 8-March-2013

    English

    Secretary-General's introduction of President of Israel, Shimon Peres

    It is a great honour to welcome the President of Israel, Shimon Peres, to the OECD. This is indeed a historic occasion. President Peres is one of the greatest statesmen of our times. His service to Israel has been precious and lifelong.(...)

  • 8-March-2013

    English

    Going for Growth – the Way forward

    The global economy is not out of the woods yet and we urgently need to find the drivers of more vigorous, inclusive and sustainable growth. We need to promote a new type of growth, one with stronger rules for efficient but responsible markets; one that enhances environmental progress; one that promotes social inclusion, says Angel Gurría.

  • 6-March-2013

    English

    2nd Global Forum on Transfer Pricing: Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

    Base erosion is a serious threat to the viability of our countries. It constitutes a major risk to tax revenues, tax sovereignty and tax fairness, said Angel Gurría in his opening remarks at the 2nd Global Forum on Transfer Pricing.

  • 4-March-2013

    English

    Unlocking South Africa’s great economic potential

    Despite South Africa's wealth in natural resources, healthy business environment and financial system, and its sound public finances, the country has yet to fulfil its great potential, said Angel Gurría at the launch of the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa.

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  • 28-February-2013

    English

    Global Forum on Competition - Closing Remarks

    In his closing remarks to the first day of the OECD Global Forum on Competition, the OECD Secretary-General underlined the importance of tackling the topic of competition and poverty.

  • 28-February-2013

    English

    Finland in the Context of the Global Economy

    In his speech at the occasion of the Finnish Government's mid-term review, the Secretary-General praises high-quality human capital and a large degree of social cohesion as key assets of the Finnish economy. To reach its full economic potential the country should engage in structural reforms to remove unnecessary obstacles to competition and growth and raise the efficiency of public services.

  • 27-February-2013

    English

    Strengthening our Partnership for a Stronger, Cleaner and Fairer Global Economy

    Expanding our long-lasting institutional partnership with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly is right in line with our effort to strengthen our collaboration with parliamentarians. Parliaments have become strategic to design and approve the needed reforms to restart growth and equip our economies with better frameworks and institutions.

  • 27-February-2013

    English

    Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, attends OECD Council - Introduction by OECD Secretary-General

    The Secretary-General introduced Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, and underlined many of his accomplishments.

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  • 18-February-2013

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Financial Consumer Protection/Financial Education

    The OECD has shown its commitment to this strand of G20 work by providing your Leaders with key global principles to enhance financial consumer protection in 2011 at the Cannes Summit; and by promoting the development of consistent financial education strategies with the High Level OECD/INFE Principles on national strategies for financial education delivered, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 18-February-2013

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

    The OECD continues its work to improve the effectiveness of automatic exchange of information as a compliance tool and to ensure that the information exchanged will remain secure and confidential, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

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