OECD Secretary-General

Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the launch of the Network for Open Economies and Inclusive Societies


08/06/2017 - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed the formation of a new Network for Open Economies and Inclusive Societies. The 19-country Network, which will be led by the Netherlands and facilitated by the OECD, has the dual purpose of peer learning and effective exchange of good practices, with a view to providing a new voice in the international policy arena.

“It is particularly fitting that this group of countries has chosen to launch this initiative during our Ministerial Council Meeting, which is focussed on how to make globalisation work for all,” said Secretary-General Gurría. “We believe that this objective can only be achieved by framing policies in a narrative of inclusive growth. It is very encouraging that these countries have taken this message on board and are committing themselves publicly to such a policy approach. I am sure that the activities of the Network and the work of the OECD can be mutually beneficial, and we look forward to supporting the Network in the years ahead.”

In addition to the Netherlands, participating countries include Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Norway, Peru, Poland, Spain and Sweden. For further information on the Network for Open Economies and Inclusive Societies, please click here to read more.



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