30/10/15-As part of ongoing efforts to deepen longstanding ties between the OECD and Brazil, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will conduct an official visit on 3-5 November. In Brasilia, Mr Gurría will present the latest OECD Economic Survey of Brazil, with Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquim Levy, and the first-ever OECD Environmental Performance Review of Brazil, with Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira. The Secretary-General will also sign: the Brazil - OECD Programme of Work (2016-2017) alongside Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira and Mr. Levy; a letter of intent with the Tribunal de Contas da União (Ministry of the Supreme Audit Institution, TCU); and an agreement with the National Water Agency (ANA). He will also participate in public events and hold bilateral meetings with senior Brazilian government officials.
In São Paulo, the Secretary-General will deliver opening remarks to a seminar at the Federação das Indústrias de São Paulo (FIESP), on “Building a Positive Agenda for Brazil.” Further information on media events follows:
Tuesday 3 November (Brasilia):
9:00 - 10:00
Mr Gurría will deliver an opening address to kick-off the OECD-CADE Seminar on Public Procurement and Collusion, with Vinicius Carvalho, President of CADE and José Eduardo Cardozo, Minister of Justice. This event, which is open to the media, will take place at: Conselho Administrativo de Direito Econômico (CADE), SEPN, Quadra 515, Bloco D, Lote 04, Asa Norte).
14:00 – 15:00
Mr Gurríawill present the Supreme Audit Institutions and Good Governance: Oversight, insight and foresight. report with Aroldo Cedraz, Ministro do TCU (Minister of the Supreme Audit Institution) and Valdir Simão, Chief Minister of the Comptroller General of the Union. This event, which is open to the media, will take place at: Tribunal de Contas da União (TCU), SAFS, Quadra 4, Lote 01, S/N, Asa Sul.
16:30 – 17:30
Signing ceremony forthe Brazil - OECD Programme of Work (2016-2017) with Mr Gurría, Mauro Vieira, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Joaquim Levy, Minister of Finance. This event, which is open to the media and to be followed by a press conference, will take place at: Palácio Itamaraty, Esplanada dos Ministérios - Bloco H, s/n - Brasília, DF, 70170-900.
Wednesday 4 November (Brasilia):
10:00 – 12:00
Presentation of the Economic Survey of Brazil and the Environmental Performance Review of Brazil, with Mr Gurría, Joaquim Levy, Minister of Finance, and Izabella Teixeira, Minister of Environment. This event is open to the media, and will be followed by a press conference at the Ministry of Finance auditorium.
5 November (Sao Paulo):
9:00 – 12:00
Mr Gurría will open the seminar “Building a Positive Agenda for Brazil” at the Federação das Indústrias de São Paulo. He will participate in discussions with business leaders on the key challenges facing the Brazilian economy and potential reforms that will help it achieve inclusive sustainable growth. The event, which is open to the media, will take place at FIESP, Av. Paulista, 1313 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo.
The Economic Survey of Brazil and the Environmental Performance Review of Brazil will be available to journalists on the OECD's password-protected website on 4 November at 13:00 Paris Time for immediate release.
An Overview with the main conclusions of the Economic Survey will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and Portuguese) www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/brazil-2015.htm.
An Overview with the main conclusions of the Environmental Performance Review will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and Portuguese) http://www.oecd.org/environment/oecd-environmental-performance-reviews-brazil-2015-9789264240094-en.htm
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publications, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
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