Initially elected to the post in 2006, Mr Gurría’s impact on the organisation has been substantial. As one AFP dispatch put it, the former Mexican finance minister has transformed what “the once somnolent, deeply wonkish OECD into an agenda-setting source of research closer to the lives of real people and fast-moving societies”.
The unanimous decision by the 34 member countries of the OECD to renew Secretary-General Angel Gurría’s mandate for the period 2016-2021 was an acknowledgment of Secretary-General Gurría’s work to shape a more relevant, inclusive and open organisation.
“I am honoured and humbled by the trust and confidence the members have bestowed upon me, and look forward to continuing to transform the OECD into a cutting-edge international organisation to promote better policies for better lives,” said Mr Gurría.
For the full OECD media release, see here http://www.oecd.org/newsroom/members-renew-angel-gurrias-mandate-at-the-helm-of-the-oecd.htm