OECD Secretary-General

Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the meeting of the Network for Open Economies and Inclusive Societies


30/05/2018 - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed the Ministerial-level meeting of the Network for Open Economies and Inclusive Societies. The 20-country Network, led by the Netherlands and facilitated by the OECD, has the dual purpose of peer learning and effective exchange of good practices, with a view to providing a new voice in the international policy arena.


“I was pleased to welcome this group of countries at their high-level meeting in the margins of the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, which is focussed on how to bolster the foundations of multilateralism,” said Secretary-General Gurría. “The values of openness and inclusiveness are under pressure in the global economy, which is why I am so pleased that this group has come together to champion these values. I am confident that the activities of the Network and the work of the OECD will be mutually beneficial, and we look forward to continuing to support the Network in the future.”


In addition to the Netherlands, participating countries include Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Poland, Spain and Sweden. For further information on the Network for Open Economies and Inclusive Societies, please click here to read more.



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