Mr. Gurría received the International Peace Prize from Slovakia 2015 Award, granted by the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also presented two OECD education reviews on the Slovak Republic and held meetings with government ministers.
The Secretary-General discussed the recently launched process of accession to the OECD and presented the OECD's first Economic Survey of Costa Rica. Mr. Gurría also held meetings with President Luis Guillermo Solís and several government ministers.
The Secretary-General delivered a keynote speech at the 4th World Government Summit and held bilateral meetings with UAE authorities. He also launched the OECD Global Platform for Governance of the Future and delivered a keynote speech at the Arab Regulators Corporate Governance Forum.
This visit commemorated the 5th anniversary of Israel's accession to the OECD. The Secretary-General held meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, as well as with most of the Cabinet Ministers. He also presented the OECD Economic Survey of Israel and the report "Measuring and Assessing Well-Being in Israel".
In addition to attending the World Economic Forum, the Secretary-General held bilateral meetings with officials from several countries in attendance as well as CEOs from various companies.
The Secretary-General delivered a keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the Leadership of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.
Mr. Gurría presented the OECD Health System Review of Mexico and the report "Improving ISSSTE's Public Procurement for Better Results". He also attended the Economic Outlook Seminar 2016 and received a Doctor Honoris Causa at the Universidad del Valle de México (UVM).
The Secretary-General was at the opening of Paris 2015 - Leaders Day. He also participated in several high-level events, and held bilateral meetings with numerous leaders attending the COP21.
Mr. Gurría met with President Bachelet to advance collaboration and commemorate the 5th anniversary of Chile joining the OECD. He also presented the OECD Economic Survey of Chile, spoke at various events, and held a series of bilateral meetings with Ministers and officials.
The Secretary-General attended the G20 Leaders Summit and delivered on the G20/ECD BEPS Action Plan and a number of other areas including inclusive growth, youth employment, quality jobs, skills, investment, development, green finance and anti-corruption.