October 23, 2017, the lecture “Towards a Better Globalization” was given by Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) at Nazarbayev University.
People in many countries, especially in advanced ones, are expressing growing discontent about globalization. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría explored the sources of such discontent, looking at both recent challenges and long-term structural shifts before presenting an overview of the solutions we need to make globalization fairer, more inclusive and more sustainable – ultimately, to make globalization work better to improve people’s lives.
These solutions involve policy responses at the international level, as well as the national. Individual governments cannot address current challenges such as climate change, pandemics or cross-border tax evasion alone. Making globalization work will require leveraging the full range of international co-operation tools, from binding agreements to “soft-law” guidelines concerning broad principles or approaches to action.
The lecture was followed by Q&A session where everyone could receive an answer to own question.
In addition, Mr. Angel Gurría left a memorable note in the book of Honored guests of Nazarbayev University, expressing profound gratitude for warm hospitality and contribution of the university to the development of the country.