Ambassador’s Remarks at the “Why LGBT Inclusivity Matters” Event

On December 15 2016, Ambassador Daniel W. Yohannes and Dutch Ambassador Noe van Hulst co-hosted a presentation and panel discussion at the OECD on “Why LGBT Inclusivity Matters.”  Ambassador Yohannes’ remarks were as follows. Fellow Ambassadors, Friends, Colleagues, Ambassador van Hulst and I want to thank all of you for joining us here today for an ...
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Farewell Remarks from Ambassador Daniel W. Yohannes to Council

Remarks delivered on December 13, 2016 Secretary General, Fellow Ambassadors, Colleagues, I’ll be speaking for longer than I normally do today.  But if you retain one thing,make it “bring it home.” As you know, I’ve spent most of my career—more than three decades—in the banking and financial services industries.  And even if I served as ...
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Ambassador’s Intervention on Inclusive Growth at the OECD-TUAC Liaison Committee

Remarks delivered by Ambassador Daniel W. Yohannes on December 12, 2016 Mr. Secretary-General, Vice-President Leemans, Friends and Colleagues, I want to thank you for the opportunity to address all of you today in what I am sad to say will be my last TUAC Liaison Committee meeting before I move on next month. During my ...
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Second Meeting of the Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth

Ambassador Yohannes Addresses the Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth The following remarks were delivered by Ambassador Daniel W. Yohannes, Chair of the Friends of Inclusive Growth Group, at the second meeting of the Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth, hosted by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo on November 21, 2016. In 2013, President Obama called rising inequality ...
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Op-ed by Ambassador Yohannes: Cities Can Lead the Movement for Inclusive Growth

The following op-ed was published in French in La Tribune on November 17, 2016, on the occasion of the second meeting of the Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth hosted by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo. Like climate change, rising inequality is a complex global challenge that requires a fundamental shift in the way we think ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Launch of the OECD Initiative on Business and Inclusive Growth

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome. We don’t have a lot of time today, so I’m going to be very brief. In my role as Chair of the Group of Friends of Inclusive Growth, I have spoken about the need to mobilize local governments and businesses to address rising inequality. The OECD has been doing fantastic work ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yohannes at the White House Ethiopian-American Policy Briefing

On June 8, 2016, Ambassador Daniel W. Yohannes co-hosted the inaugural Ethiopian American Policy Briefing at the White House. Below are his prepared remarks. Good afternoon everyone, and welcome! Dehna walach-hu! I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming you to the White House and I am delighted  to be here. I am the U.S. Ambassador ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks on the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Ladies and gentleman, I am pleased to be here during OECD integrity week to congratulate you on your efforts to fight corruption and encourage you to keep fighting.  I will keep my comments brief, as I know you have a full day ahead. Put simply, why does the U.S. care? First, corruption and bad governance ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the OECD Report Launch: Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

You excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman, I would like to thank the OECD for the opportunity to take part in the launch of this valuable new study. I would also like to acknowledge the work of the Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade and its Chair – David Luna. The United States was pleased to offer data ...
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Ambassador Remarks at the Launch of the Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Network

Remarks delivered by Ambassador Daniel Yohannes at the Ford Foundation in New York City, on March 29, 2016.  Thank you, Gabriela. I am thrilled to be here today. It is inspiring to see people from all around the world come together to discuss an issue so important to so many. President Obama has called income inequality ...
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OECD to Launch Inclusive Cities Campaign

As the Chair of the Group of Friends of Inclusive Growth, Ambassador Yohannes is helping to launch the OECD’s Inclusive Cities Campaign, with the goal of mobilizing and empowering local governments as leaders in the transition towards a more inclusive form of economic growth. As noted by Ambassador Yohannes at the launch of the Group of Friends , cities are often the “first responders” in ...
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Ambassador Yohannes Launches Group of Friends of Inclusive Growth

On October 28, 2015, Ambassador Yohannes hosted the inaugural meeting of the Group of Friends of Inclusive Growth. The event brought together representatives from close to thirty OECD members to discuss national approaches to promoting inclusive growth. Jason Furman, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, spoke about President Obama’s “middle class economics” ...
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Ambassador Yohannes Discusses the OECD and its Value to the United States with the American Club of Paris

Ambassador Daniel Yohannes delivered the following remarks to the American Club of Paris on April 7, 2015. What an honor to be here today in this beautiful venue, with all of you, to talk about the OECD and its importance to the United States. Before coming here, I did a little homework on the history ...
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Ambassador Yohannes’ Remarks on International Women’s Day 2015

On March 6, 2015, U.S. Ambassador to the OECD Daniel Yohannes moderated a panel discussion at OECD Headquarters on “Gender Equality and Well-being in OECD and non-OECD Economies.” The event, organized in honor International Women’s Day featured the Director of the Employment, Labor and Social Affairs Directorate, Stefano Scarpetta; the Deputy Director of the Development ...
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Ambassador Yohannes Discusses the OECD, U.S. Engagement with Students from Ukraine and Australia

On February 2, 2015, U.S. Ambassador to the OECD Daniel Yohannes met with students from the University of Kiev in Ukraine and Deakin University in Australia to discuss the United States’ engagement within the OECD. Ambassador Yohannes gave the students an overview of the history and evolution of the OECD, describing its transformation from a ...
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