It is a great pleasure to be back in Geneva for the launch of the sixth Aid for Trade at a Glance report, prepared jointly by the OECD and the WTO. Since 2007, this work has shed light on how developing countries and their partners are harnessing trade to boost growth and tackle poverty. The evidence shows that this approach is delivering. But it also shows that more remains to be done.
I am delighted to launch of this year’s OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook – the 13th edition that we have produced jointly with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. I would like to express my appreciation to José Graziano da Silva and his team for their continued partnership.
It is a great pleasure to be back in Lisbon. On this particular occasion, however, I return saddened by the recent loss of many lives from the fires that hit Portugal only days ago. My thoughts are with the people of Portugal at this very difficult moment.
I am delighted to open the 5th edition of the Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, and to welcome so many leaders and experts from all over the world, from the public and private sectors, international organisations and civil society.
I am delighted to be back in Brussels to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of Belgium. Let me begin by thanking Prime Minister Michel for hosting us today in his beautiful residence “Le Lambermont”, and the Belgian authorities for their support in the preparation of this Survey.
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the High Level Policy Forum on the new OECD Jobs Strategy. I would like to thank Minister Nahles and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs for their fruitful and productive collaboration and for hosting today’s discussions.
I am deeply honoured to receive this distinction from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an institution with increasing clout and global prestige, which is developing the new talent of Israel, the new leaders and creators of a more caring, inclusive and sustainable world.
It is my great pleasure to participate in today’s EMnet meeting on Latin America. I am particularly honoured to welcome His Excellency Jimmy Morales, President of Guatemala, to this event with our network of multinationals working in emerging markets. The topic of our discussion is both timely and relevant: “Navigating Uncertainty: Strategies for Innovation and Growth”.
Es un placer participar una vez más en la apertura del Foro Económico Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe. Nos da mucho gusto hacerlo con una nueva administración francesa que ha traído un nuevo entusiasmo a Europa, pero también a otras regiones amigas que quieren ver a una Europa unida y abierta, como es el caso de América Latina y el Caribe.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed the formation of a new Network for Open Economies and Inclusive Societies. The 19-country Network, which will be led by the Netherlands and facilitated by the OECD, has the dual purpose of peer learning and effective exchange of good practices, with a view to providing a new voice in the international policy arena.