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.
The Secretary-General will participate in World Water Week and will also hold bilateral meetings with the Prime Minister of Sweden, the Mayor of Stockholm, and several ministers and high-level officials.
This report details the interventions and recommendations of the OECD's Secretary-General to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors during their meeting on 23-24 July 2016 in Chendu, China.
The Secretary-General attended a 1+6 Roundtable Meeting on the invitation of Prime Minister Li Keqiang. He also took part in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Chengdu, delivered remarks at the opening of a China-OECD policy dialogue on new approaches to economic challenges, and held bilateral meetings with high-level officials.
The Secretary-General presented the 2016 OECD Economic Survey of Turkey and visited the refugee camp of Nizip. Mr. Gurría also held meetings with Turkish high officials and representatives of local businesses.
The Secretary-General spoke at the 2016 OECD Global Forum on Productivity: Structural Reforms for Productivity Growth. He also met with Portuguese President Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and other high-level officials.
The Secretary-General attended the Petersberg Climate Dialogue VII and delivered remarks at the session on “Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development”.