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  • 14-March-2019

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    International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP)

    There are a few ingredients that are common to all high-performing education systems, including Finland. I would like to focus on two this evening: promoting teachers’ excellence, and harnessing technology for better learning.

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  • 11-March-2019

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    2019 SEARP Regional Forum

    I am delighted to welcome you to the 6th Forum of our Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP). Since Prime Minister Abe and I launched the SEARP in 2014, we have met in Bali, Jakarta, Hanoi, Bangkok and Tokyo. Today, we meet in Paris at the OECD’s Headquarters. Welcome to our home – “nuestra casa es su casa!”

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  • 11-March-2019

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    OECD Going Digital Summit: “The Promises of Digital Transformation”

    The digital transformation is not new, but the pace of change has quickened, with our hyperconnected societies generating huge volumes of data of all kinds. This flood of data is transforming value generation, decision-making and production, similarly to how new materials or the advent of combustion engines transformed economies and societies in past eras.

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  • 8-March-2019

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    Launch of the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 2019 Global Report

    I am delighted to be here to discuss how we need to change social norms to achieve gender equality, and to launch the new Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) 2019 Global Report. We are also proud to be launching today a Spanish version of the Wikigender online platform which will allow Spanish-speaking communities around the world to share information on gender-transformative public policies and programmes.

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  • 7-March-2019

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    Change Management in Education: Is Paradigm Shift Possible? Panel on Turkey’s 2023 Education Vision

    The future of education is high on the agenda for all countries. Providing quality education and the right mix of skills is essential to prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s world and ensure inclusive and sustainable growth

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  • 7-March-2019

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    Emerging Markets Forum: The Increasing Convergence of Issues Impacting the Future of both Emerging and Advanced Economies

    At that time, many emerging market economies were experiencing full-blown crises while most advanced economies were doing relatively well. Ten years later, almost all OECD countries went into recession together, with many facing financial crises as well, while China and India barely missed a step in their rapid growth.

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  • 6-March-2019

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    2019 Meeting of the Members of the Council on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    This is a special year for the 2030 Agenda. In September, for the first time since the adoption of the SDGs, leaders will gather in New York for a comprehensive stock-taking exercise of global progress achieved this far. This will be a crucial exercise in helping us to reinvigorate our efforts, identify shortfalls and correct our course for the SDGs where we are not on track.

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  • 4-March-2019

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    UNESCO conference on “Principles for AI: Towards a humanistic approach?”

    Today’s conference looks at a key aspect of that digital transformation: Artificial Intelligence. It examines how to bring human-centred values, inclusion and well-being to the heart of AI. In other words, how to make AI less artificial and more intelligent.

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  • 25-February-2019

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    Mobile World Congress 2019: “Investing in the Digital Transformation”

    Digitalisation is changing the lives of citizens around the world. The pace of change is extraordinarily high, and in this respect Latin America and the Caribbean are no exception. In the period 2014-2017, mobile broadband penetration in the region rose from 50 to 70 subscriptions per 100 people, bringing many more citizens online for the first time. In just three years!

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  • 25-February-2019

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    Mobile World Congress: “AI Innovation, Ethics and Diversity”

    Our technologies, our innovation, our economies, need to be less artificial and more intelligent. How do we do that? How do we bring the human being, the values of inclusion and wellbeing to the heart of Artificial Intelligence? This is one of the greatest challenges of our days!

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