At the invitation of Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany, Secretary-General Gurría participated in working sessions on the Development Agenda alongside G7 partners, African Leaders and Heads of IGOs.
This stocktaking seminar builds upon previous events and reports to successive G20 presidencies on the implications of new measures of trade in value added terms and the emergence of global value chains (TiVA-GVCs) for trade, investment and related policies.
The Secretary-General was awarded the Médaille de la Haute Assemblée, which is given to personalities that have contributed to strengthening the relation between Latin America and France.
The Secretary-General was in Berlin to present the 2015 OECD Skills Outlook. He also attended a number of meetings including the International Transport Forum annual summit in Leipzig and the G7 finance summit in Dresden.
Mr. Gurría presented the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Slovenia and met with the Slovenian President, Prime Minister and several government officials.
Mr. Gurría was in The Hague for the BIAC-TUAC Consultation with the Bureau of the upcoming 2015 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations delivered a keynote address in the presence of OECD Ambassadors and staff.
Mr. Gurría was in Riga to attend ECOFIN and meet with several high-level officials.
Mr. Gurría delivered a keynote speech at a conference on policy options for more investment in Germany and Europe. He also met Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor of Germany, as well as other high-level German officials and Kristalina Georgieva, EU-Vice President and Commissioner for Budget and Staff.
Mr. Gurría attended the Spring meetings of the World Bank Group, IMF and G20 Finance Ministers, and held meetings with high-level officials from the US and other countries. He delivered remarks at various events and also presented the report Pensions at a Glance: Latin America and Caribbean as well as the 2015 OECD SME Scoreboard.