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Secretary-General Donald J. Johnston (right) shares some thoughts with his successor, former Mexican finance minister, Angel Gurría, who takes over as head of the organisation after the 2006 ministerial meeting.

Mr Gurría will be the OECD’s fifth secretary-general since the OECD was set up in 1961. In the background is a portrait of Robert Marjolin, the first secretary-general of the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation, the precursor of the OECD, founded in 1948.

©OECD Observer No 255, May 2006




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