News conferences with OECD Secretary-General in Brasilia on 22 October 2013


18/10/2013 - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present two new major publications on Brazil during news conferences on 22 October in Brasilia. He will also sign a new agreement to increase co-operation between Brazil and the OECD on education.




On Tuesday 22 October, at 12h30 (Brazil time), Mr Gurría and Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega will hold a press briefing at the Finance Ministry auditorium, covering subjects discussed during a preceding bilateral meeting.


For further information about this event, journalists should contact Isabel Tarrisse da Fontoura in the Brazilian Finance Ministry press office:  (




At 15h30 (Brazil time) on Tuesday 22 October, Mr Gurría will present the Economic Survey of Brazil to the press, at the Finance Ministry. The survey looks at the key challenges facing Brazil and proposes reforms to boost long-term growth, create jobs and reduce poverty. 


For further information, contact Lawrence Speer of the OECD Media division (tel. +33 6 0739 3972, ) or contact the Media Office in Paris (+33 1 4524 9700,


Please note that the Economic Survey of Brazil will be available to journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at on 22 October at 19:30 Paris Time for immediate release.


An Overview with the main conclusions of the survey will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and Portuguese) You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to




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On Monday 21 October, at 15h30 (Brazil time), Mr Gurría and Brazilian Minister for Education Aloizio Mercadante mark Brazil’s commitment to become an Associate of the Governing Board of the OECD’s world-leading global education assessment programme PISA.


For further information about this event, at the Education Ministry, journalists should contact Rodrigo Dindo in the Brazilian Education Ministry press office:  (




On Tuesday 22 October, at 9h (Brazil time), Mr Gurría and Brazilian Minister for Labour and Employment Monoel Dias will present the findings of the OECD’s study, Investing in Youth: Brazil. The report analyses the youth labour market and education system in Brazil, highlights innovative measures the country has taken to strengthen the skills of youth and their job prospects and offers recommendations to improve school‑to‑work transitions.


For further information about this event, at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, journalists should contact  Cleia Lima Martins, head of social communication at the Ministry of Labour and Employment press office: (tel. + 55 61 3317-6540 / 9249-7423,



On Wednesday 23 October, OECD Deputy Chief of Staff Luiz de Mello will present the Economic Survey of Brazil during a public seminar organized by the Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo. The presentation will be followed by a debate including Andrea Calabi, state secretary, São Paulo State Treasury and Yoshiaki Nakano, São Paulo School of Economics director, FGV.


The event, which is open to the media, will begin at 10:00 (Brazil time), at: FGV Projetos, Av. Paulista1294, 15º andar, São Paulo.


For further information or to register, contact:


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