The Secretary-General spoke at the 2nd High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. He also delivered keynotes at two events on tax and development, highlighting recent successes in the OECD’s co-operation with developing countries.
The Secretary-General delivered remarks to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Poland's OECD membership and presented the main findings of an OECD report on priorities for making Poland a more inclusive and knowledge-based economy.
The Secretary-General presented the OECD report "Health at a Glance: Europe 2016" alongside Mr. Vytenis Andriukitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.
In Tijuana the Secretary-General delivered remarks at the Tijuana Innovadora event and received a Distinguished Visiting Professor Award from the Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior. In San Diego he delivered remarks at the Institute of the Americas where he also received the Global Leadership Award.
The Secretary-General held bilateral meetings with Federal Chancellor Christian Kern and several high-level Austrian officials.
The Secretary-General opened a seminar marking the 20th anniversary of Korea’s membership in the OECD. He also delivered a keynote speech at the Seoul Economic-Democratisation Forum and met with Korean President Geun-hye Park.
The Secretary-General launched the OECD-Indonesia Joint Work Programme for 2017-2018 and presented the 2016 Economic Survey of Indonesia and Open Government Review of Indonesia.
The Secretary-General delivered remarks at the UN Habitat III Conference high-level roundtable “Leave No One Behind: Urban Inclusion and Prosperity”. He also opened the joint OECD/Ford Foundation event on "Getting to Inclusive Growth in Cities” and delivered a keynote speech to launch the National Urban Policy Programme on "Implementing the New Urban Agenda”.
The Secretary-General opened the OECD Foro Perú 2016 alongside Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and attended the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meetings. While in Lima, Mr. Gurría also held discussions with the Peruvian authorities and presented a number of OECD reports on Peru.
The Secretary-General met with President Juan Manuel Santos to discuss the progress in Colombia’s process of accession to the OECD. Mr. Gurría also attended the 5th World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders and an OECD/Ford Foundation event on the Inclusive Growth in Cities initiative.