Speeches


  • 19-October-2017

    English

    Launch of the “Seoul Implementation Agenda”

    It gives me great pleasure to be here today to launch yet another important initiative that strengthens our partnership and brings us closer to creating the inclusive cities that we strive for.

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  • 19-October-2017

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    Third Meeting of OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth: Cities are the key to a just transition

    It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Third Meeting of OECD Champion Mayors. Let me begin by thanking Mayor Park for hosting us today and in particular, for his leadership in taking up the challenge of meeting both climate and inclusion objectives.

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  • 17-October-2017

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    Launch of the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom

    It is a great pleasure to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is facing challenging times.

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  • 17-October-2017

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    Bridging the Data Divide for Development

    It is a pleasure to be in London today, which happens to be the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. We are here to launch the latest OECD Development Co-operation Report, focusing on bridging the “data divide” to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • 16-October-2017

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    General Assembly of the World Steel Association - Opening Remarks

    Thank you for inviting me to this distinguished event. You meet at a critical time for the steel business as there is a lot at stake for the months to come. Let me start with the big picture.

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  • 14-October-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Fall Meetings - Written Statement to the Development Committee

    We are witnessing the highest levels of migration and displacement on record. According to UNHCR, 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, including nearly 22.5 million refugees.

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  • 13-October-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: International Taxation

    Digitalisation is having a profound impact on our societies. It offers many opportunities as a driver of innovation in the private and public sectors. We are already seeing, for example, how our tax administrations are benefiting from these new technologies to enhance services to taxpayers, improve tax compliance and tackle tax evasion and avoidance.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Fall Meetings -Written Statement to the IMFC

    The global economy is now growing at its fastest pace since 2010, with the upturn becoming increasingly synchronised across countries. This long awaited lift to global growth, facilitated by policy support, is being accompanied with solid employment gains and a recovery in trade growth following slumps in late 2015 and early 2016.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Brussels on Monday 16th October 2017

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Brussels on Monday 16th October 2017 to attend the General Assembly of the World Steel Association, where he delivered a keynote address.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: Global Economy and Framework for Growth

    The latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecast global GDP growth to increase from around 3% last year to just over 3½% this year and next. Supported by policy stimulus, growth performance has been strong in the first half of the year and more synchronised across the world. Argentina, Brazil and Russia are returning to growth.

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