Secretary-General's Report to Ministers 2019

“In 2018, OECD’s commitment and dedication to promoting “better policies for better lives” was stronger than ever. As we look ahead, we will uphold the common values that define our Organisation: global openness, international co-operation, economic integration, mutual respect and cultural tolerance. We will continue to advance a more inclusive and sustainable growth model that responds to people’s needs.” Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General. The OECD works on finding evidence-based solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. The OECD Secretary-General's annual report to ministers covers the OECD’s 2018 activities and some 2019 highlights. It describes the OECD’s work on economics, employment, education, the environment, and many other fields in the context of a rapidly changing world. It includes the activities of the Secretary-General and his office, as well as those ofOECD directorates, agencies, special entities and advisory committees. With almost 60 years of experience and insights, the OECD is one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources of comparable statistical data and research. It is also a unique forum and knowledge hub for exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and global standard-setting.

Published on May 22, 2019Also available in: French

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Abbreviations and acronyms
Letter from the Secretary-General
2018 Year in review
Secretary-General’s activity in 2018
Ministerial Council Meeting
Office of the Secretary-General
Sherpa Office and Global Governance Unit
Strategic Foresight
About the OECD5 chapters available
The OECD at a glance
OECD member countries
Secretary-General’s Cabinet
Organisation chart as of May 2019
Financing the OECD
Directorates18 chapters available
Development Co‑operation Directorate
Economics Department
Directorate for Education and Skills
Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
Environment Directorate
Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Global Relations Secretariat
Public Affairs and Communications Directorate
Directorate for Public Governance
Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
Statistics and Data Directorate
Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
Trade and Agriculture Directorate
Council and Executive Committee Secretariat
Directorate for Legal Affairs
Executive Directorate
Internal Audit
Special Bodies4 chapters available
OECD Development Centre
International Energy Agency
Nuclear Energy Agency
International Transport Forum
Special Entities5 chapters available
Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN)
OECD Centre for Skills
Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21}
Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) Secretariat
Advisory Committees2 chapters available
Business at OECD (BIAC)
Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC)
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