Speeches


  • 1-June-2016

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    Keynote address by President of Chile Michelle Bachelet at opening of 2016 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting

    It is a great honor for me to chair this Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) of the OECD for the first time, since Chile joined the Organization in May 2010. Over these six years as a member country, we have been strongly benefited from the policy guidance provided by this organization, and assimilated key lessons from many of the member countries and partners on how to address our common economic and social challenges in the best way.

  • 1-June-2016

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    Presentation of Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General for 2016 and Beyond

    Today is the first day of my third term as Secretary-General. I would like to thank you for your trust. Your decision to renew my mandate to lead the OECD until 2021 strengthens my commitment to make this Organisation even more relevant, more useful, and more efficient.

  • 1-June-2016

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    Launch of the OECD Economic Outlook, June 2016

    We see the world economy stuck in a low-growth trap. Global growth is projected to continue to limp along at around 3% this year, and to pick up only modestly in 2017. Moreover, this pick-up hinges on avoiding significant downside risks, such as Brexit and financial disruptions in emerging markets linked to high corporate debt and exchange rate risks.

  • 1-June-2016

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    2016 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting: Introduction of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet

    I am delighted to begin the first day of my third mandate as Secretary-General, by welcoming a good friend of the OECD, and our MCM Chair, President Bachelet. She will lead us in our discussions on a key challenge faced by all our countries: enhancing productivity for inclusive growth.

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  • 31-May-2016

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    OECD Forum 2016: “Productive Economies, Inclusive Societies” - opening remarks

    This year we focus on the ultimate economic and social challenge: how to improve the productivity of our economies while also creating more inclusive societies. This is the policy riddle of our times. If we address this challenge successfully our countries will embark on a new growth trajectory, in which efficiency, competitiveness and productivity are powered by inclusion and equal access to opportunities.

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  • 20-May-2016

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  • 17-May-2016

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    The refugee crisis: Challenges and responses for social investment

    The OECD and CEB have led global work on migration for decades: the OECD has contributed analysis, data, knowledge, and tools to inform dialogue and shape policy; and CEB has worked on the frontlines, financing social projects for migrants, refugees, displaced persons, and other vulnerable groups. Given the complementarities between our work, the potential synergies from co-operation are clear.

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  • 17-May-2016

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    Remarks at Stockholm Junior Water Prize Ceremony: Innovation and water management – new ideas and challenges

    I am delighted to be taking part in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Ceremony. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this prize; it is a unique event and one that combines three topics which are close to my heart: water, innovation and youth.

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  • 11-May-2016

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    Remarks at IFNEC/NEA Nuclear Finance Conference: Global Economic Challenges, Climate Change and Implications for the Energy Sector

    We have assembled energy planning authorities, nuclear vendors, safety regulators, electricity market regulators, utilities, bankers and export credit agencies. The perspectives that each of you bring to this conversation is essential in finding new solutions to financing nuclear projects, essential in rising to the challenge of climate change.

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  • 6-May-2016

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    Launch of the 2016 Economic Survey of Hungary

    It is a great pleasure for me to be in Budapest on a doubly important occasion. We are presenting the 2016 Economic Survey of Hungary, but also celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hungary’s accession to the OECD.

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