• Lunch with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria

    September 28 2010, 12:15 - 12:15
    Location: Cercle de l’Union Interalliée 33, rue du Faubourg St-Honoré 75008 Paris

    Lunch with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria
    Opening remarks by Ambassador Karen Kornbluh, U.S. Permanent Representative to the OECD
    Angel Gurría became the Secretary-General to OECD in June 2006 following a distinguished
    career in Mexican public service, including two ministerial posts. As Mexico’s Minister of
    Foreign Affairs from December 1994 to January 1998, he made dialogue and consensus-building
    one of the hallmarks of his approach to global issues. From January 1998 to
    December 2000, he was Mexico’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit. For the first time in
    a generation, he steered Mexico’s economy through a change of Administration without a
    recurrence of the financial crises that had previously dogged such changes.
    As OECD Secretary-General, he has reinforced the OECD's role as a “hub” for global
    dialogue and debate on economic policy issues while pursuing internal modernization and
    reform. Under his leadership, OECD has agreed to open membership talks with Chile,
    Estonia, Israel, Russia and Slovenia and to strengthen links with other major emerging
    economies, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa, with a view to possible
    membership. The OECD is now an active participant in both the G-8 and the G-20 Summit
    Mr. Gurría has participated in various international not-for-profit bodies, including the
    Population Council, Financing Water for All and he continues to be deeply involved in water
    and green issues. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of Governors of the
    Centre for International Governance Innovation and was the first recipient of the Globalist of
    the Year Award of the Canadian International Council to honor his efforts as a global citizen
    and as Secretary-General to promote trans-nationalism, inclusiveness, and a global

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