Speeches


4-July-2011

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Competitive growth for quality jobs: Policies, solutions and strategies for development and employment

Governments must ensure that employment services and training programmes are effective in matching people to existing jobs. They should also rebalance employment protection towards temporary workers; consider reducing taxes on labour; and promote work-sharing arrangements that can minimise employment losses during downturns.

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30-June-2011

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Challenges in Designing Competitive Tax Systems

Countries must boost international co-operation as they redesign their tax systems to meet future revenue needs and economic competitiveness challenges, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

29-June-2011

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Policy strategies for growth, competiveness and employment in Europe

The centre of economic gravity is moving from the advanced to the large emerging economies, particularly Brazil, China and India. For many years, OECD countries accounted for around 70% of global GDP. Today, this share has shrunk to around 60% and it is set to fall further.

28-June-2011

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Internet Economy: Generating Innovation and Growth

The Internet is a driver of innovation, improves efficiency, and thus contributes to growth and employment. This high-level meeting is a unique opportunity to strengthen global principles to create a reliable, resilient and innovative Internet environment.

24-June-2011

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The Fight against Foreign Bribery: New Laws, New Challenges, New Trends

Combating bribery and corruption has become a top global priority, and it is central to our mission. We need to enhance our anti-corruption efforts, strengthen their coherence and improve cooperation with other important actors, like the legal profession practitioners, said Angel Gurría.

21-June-2011

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Going social: A framework for growth and social cohesion in Korea

Sustaining economic growth is certainly important to promote social cohesion but growth alone cannot solve all problems. Instead, well-targeted social policies are essential to promote social cohesion and reverse the upward trend in income inequality. This is the “go social” challenge facing Korea, said OECD Secretary-General in Seoul.

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21-June-2011

English

Korea and OECD: Towards New Partnership and Leadership

"Fifteen years of co-operation between the OECD and Korea are only a start of what I believe will be a long and mutually beneficial journey.", said Mr Gurría at the OECD-Korea celebration event.

20-June-2011

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Green Growth for an Inclusive World Economy

"The success of green growth will depend on whether it is a shared global agenda. Many developing countries are not yet fully equipped to introduce new ‘greener’ policies and tap into the benefits of a green future", declared Mr Gurría at the Global Green Growth Summit.

17-June-2011

English

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2011-2020

Over the coming decade, higher food prices and volatility in commodity markets are here to stay. This raises concerns for economic stability and food security in some developing countries, with poor consumers most at risk of malnutrition, said OECD Secretary-General.

14-June-2011

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Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of India

India’s economy has ranked among the best performers over the past decade, and poverty has been falling faster than in many other emerging economies. India now has the opportunity to move towards sustained and socially inclusive double-digit growth if the right policies are put in place, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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