Angel Gurria re-elected to third term as OECD chief

Angel Gurria has been re-elected secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)Former Mexican Finance Minister Angel Gurria was re-elected secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Tuesday, giving him a further six years to press his agenda of innovation. Initially elected to the post in 2006, Gurria has pursued his objective of transforming the once-somnolent, deeply wonkish OECD into an agenda-setting source of research closer to the lives of real people and fast-moving societies. “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 Gurria in a statement after the organisation’s 34 member states unanimously re-elected him to a third term.

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