The Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, will be on an official visit to Oslo on Monday 8th May 2013, to meet with the Norwegian Government, prepare the meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level and the OECD Forum on 28th - 30th May 2013 (that will be chaired by Norway) and participate in the 9th ILO European Regional Meeting.
The Secretary-General will hold bilateral meetings with Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister, Mr. Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Sigbjørn Johnsen, Finance Minister, as well as Ms. Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania.
Together with Finance Minister Johnsen, he will chair a meeting with the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) that will inform the Ministerial Council Meeting in May.
The 9th ILO European Regional Meeting, is organised by ILO in collaboration with the Government of Norway. The European Regional Meeting provides an opportunity for tripartite representatives of the 51 countries of the European and Central Asian Region to share their experiences and to discuss the response to the economic and jobs crisis in the region, looking at levels of social protection, social dialogue and the application of labour law. The Secretary-General will deliver remarks at a Panel of Heads of State or Government and Heads of Agencies, on “How to tackle the consequences of the financial crisis” and hold several media interviews.