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.
The Secretary-General presented the OECD Review of Mexico´s National Auditing System and signed agreements with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) to start new projects on regulation, integrity and public procurement.
The Secretary-General attended the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. He also delivered remarks at a number of other events including a keynote speech on the “The Integration of Migrants and Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities” at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and the launch of the Model G20 Program at American University.
The Secretary-General participated in the OECD Ministerial Meeting on Better Policies for Inclusive Growth and Economic Integration in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region and presented a number of OECD projects. He also held bilateral meetings with the President of Tunisia and other high-level officials.
The Secretary-General participated in a number of events including the UN General Assembly and the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. He also presented the OECD International Migration Outlook 2016 as well as the OECD African Economic Outlook and the publication "States of Fragility 2016".
The Secretary-General launched the 2016 edition of Education at a Glance with Mr. Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.
The Secretary-General addressed the Informal Meeting of EU Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) on the topic of improving tax certainty and fighting base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), tax crime and the financing of terrorism.
The Secretary-General presented OECD work and recommendations to G20 Heads of State and Government at several sessions and also participated in the B20 summit and held bilateral meetings with leaders attending the events.