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The Secretary-General was in New York on 24 April to deliver remarks at the event “Prioritising Water on the Global Agenda”, hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Secretary-General was in Washington on 20-22 April 2017 to attend the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings as well as the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings. While in Washington, the Secretary-General presented the 2017 OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs with Italy’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Pier Carlo Padoan.
The Secretary-General was in Minneapolis on 19 April 2017 to receive the 2017 Bill Frenzel Champion of Free Trade Award.
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 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 was in Washington to present the 2016 OECD Economic Survey of the United States. He also delivered a keynote speech on inclusive cities, delivered remarks on improving opportunities for women in the United States, and attended the Bretton Woods II At Sea Event.
The Secretary-General attended the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FM&CBG) Meeting and the International Monetary Fund/World Bank (IMF/WB) Spring Meetings. He also presented the OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs and attended a series of meetings and other events.
The Secretary-General launched the OECD/Ford Foundation Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign along with more than 20 mayors from around the world. He also held bilateral meetings with several mayors attending the event and met with UN ambassadors.
The Secretary-General attended the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 agenda and the UN 2015 general assembly. He delivered remarks on strengthening global partnership for the post-2015 development agenda, participated in high-level events in the margins of the summit, and met with leaders and officials also in attendance.