The Secretary-General was in Pretoria to present the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa and hold meetings with several high-level officials. He also participated in a meeting on the OECD’s New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) initiative.
The Secretary-General spoke at the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development and related OECD side events. He also delivered remarks at the International Business Forum hosted by the government of Ethiopia.
The Secretary-General attended the Global Summit on Productivity together with Mr. Peña Nieto, President of Mexico and Mr. Luis Videgaray Caso, Minister of Finance, and delivered a keynote address based on the new OECD report "The Future of Productivity".
The Secretary-General will deliver a lecture for the London School of Economics on “Climate: what’s changed, and what still needs to? The climate debate six months before Paris”.
The Secretary-General met with officials from the European Commission and delivered a speech at the LIBE Commission of the European Parliament on the joint OECD-EC Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015: “Settling In”.
H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, paid a historic visit to the OECD to deliver a keynote address and sign cooperation agreements to bolster ongoing collaboration.
The Secretary-General delivered a keynote speech at the 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade event and presented the OECD/WTO Aid for Trade at a Glance publication. He also held bilateral meetings with several heads of international organisations.
The Secretary-General participated in the GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum alongside the Prime Ministers of Poland, the Slovak Republic, Hungary and the Czech Republic. He also met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic.
Mr. Gurría hosted H.E. Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, during her visit to the OECD on Tuesday 9 June 2015, coinciding with the 5th anniversary of Chile’s accession to the OECD.
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.