Speeches


  • 23-June-2016

    English

    OECD Secretary-General welcomes signing of Colombian ceasefire

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed the signing of the ceasefire that took place today in Havana, Cuba, between the Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, ending more than half a century of armed conflict.

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  • 22-June-2016

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    OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity - opening remarks

    The ongoing digitalisation of our economies and societies will not stop. We must be ready to make the most of it. This is our ambition, starting here, today, using the multi-stakeholder model that has served us so well: to be creative and bold in making digitalisation work for all people and for the economy.

  • 22-June-2016

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    Presentation of the OECD Open Government Data Review of Mexico

    The commitment shown by the Mexican administration in opening up government data is reflected in the country’s position in the OECD’s OUR data index of open, useful and reusable public data. Mexico is among the top 10 OECD countries in this respect and ranks above the OECD average, trailing the leading countries such as the USA and Canada by only a narrow margin.

  • 22-June-2016

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    Launch of the report "Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean: A Digital Economy Toolkit"

    This presentation is taking place at a critical juncture for Latin America and the Caribbean. Having recorded average annual growth of 4% between 2004 and 2014, in 2015 Latin American GDP shrank by approximately half a point, and is expected to shrink at a slightly higher rate this year (‑0.6%). It is therefore vital to implement structural reforms while seizing the opportunities within our grasp.

  • 21-June-2016

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    Launch of the “One Internet” report of the Global Commission on Internet Governance

    The launch of this report is especially timely, because the question of how we can and should collectively govern the Internet is increasingly relevant. The Internet is now an essential part of our lives and a critical element of the world economy. Internet penetration increased almost sevenfold in the past 15 years - from 6.5% of the world population in 2000 to 43 % in 2015.

  • 21-June-2016

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    Mesa Redonda sobre Gobierno Digital y Competitividad Empresarial

    Es un gusto inaugurar esta Mesa Redonda sobre Gobierno Digital y Competitividad Empresarial en el marco de la Reunión Ministerial de la OCDE sobre la Economía Digital 2016 y como parte de las celebraciones del XX Aniversario del Centro de la OCDE para México y América Latina.

  • 17-June-2016

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    Improving Opportunities for Women in the United States

    In the US, women have more opportunities than ever before and are better off than their counterparts in many other OECD countries. But the US is still facing important challenges empowering women and promoting gender inclusion. Women earn 17% less than men on average, compared with the OECD average wage gap of 15%.

  • 17-June-2016

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    Address to the Washington International Trade Association

    Thank you for your welcome, and thank you to the Washington International Trade Association for hosting today’s event. The OECD is a longstanding advocate of open markets. I am delighted to be among so many ‘‘friends of trade’’ to share the OECD’s latest data, analysis and reflections on developments in the global trade landscape.

  • 16-June-2016

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    Inclusive Growth in Cities: From Ambition to Implementation

    Thank you, Amy Liu. It’s a pleasure to be back at Brookings. This afternoon, I will launch the 2016 Economic Survey of the United States, so I can start with some good news! Seven years after the depths of the financial crisis, the US is making a comeback, registering one of the strongest economic recoveries in the OECD.

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  • 16-June-2016

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    Launch of the 2016 Economic Survey of the United States

    It is a pleasure to be here to present the OECD’s 2016 US Economic Survey. I would like to thank the US Administration ─ in particular Secretary Lew and his Treasury team ─ for their support and input on the Survey, and to Adam Posen and his staff for generously hosting us at the Peterson Institute.

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