Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in London on 27 April 2016 to give a lecture at the London School of Economics, hosted by Lord Stern, entitled “To Brexit or not to Brexit: A Taxing Question”.
The Secretary-General presented the OECD Regulatory Review of Chile alongside President Michelle Bachelet and Minister of Economy Luis Felipe Céspedes. He also held bilateral meetings with several Chilean authorities, and presented the OECD Latin America and the Caribbean Programme to Ambassadors at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
The Secretary-General opened the Netherlands-OECD Global Symposium on “Financial Resilience throughout Life” alongside Her Majesty Queen Máxima and held bilateral meetings with several Dutch authorities.
The Secretary-General attended the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FM&CBG) Meeting and the International Monetary Fund/World Bank (IMF/WB) Spring Meetings. He also presented the OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs and attended a series of meetings and other events.
The Secretary-General met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as well as several Ministers and high-level authorities of Japan. He spoke at a number of events and also presented the OECD Territorial Review of Japan and the publication Japan: Boosting Growth and Well-being in an Ageing Society.
The Secretary-General attended a meeting of the Heads of international organisations and presented the 2016 OECD Economic Survey of Germany.
The Secretary-General launched the OECD/Ford Foundation Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign along with more than 20 mayors from around the world. He also held bilateral meetings with several mayors attending the event and met with UN ambassadors.
The Secretary-General delivered opening remarks and served as co-vice-chair at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.
The Secretary-General attended the China Development Forum and also presented the Chinese edition of the OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2016: Towards a New Partnership with China as well as the report “Policies for Sound and Effective Investment in China”.
The Secretary-General presented the 2016 OECD Economic Assessment of Lithuania and met with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė and high-level representatives. He also opened the Nature Research Centre, the Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology, and the CERN exhibition “Accelerating Science” at Vilnius University.