The United States chairs OECD 60th Anniversary Ministerial Council Meeting, October 5-6, 2021

As the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Develooment (OECD) celebrates its 60th year, the United States chaired the Ministerial Council Meeting.  The U.S. delegation was led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and included U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Cecilia Rouse, …

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TUAC President Richard Trumka Passes Away

The U.S. Permanent Delegation is deeply saddened by the passing of TUAC President Richard Trumka, a tireless advocate for worker rights and worker-centered trade. He held OECD members to our core democratic values and spurred actions against inequality and discrimination. His powerful voice will be sorely missed. TUAC Statement – Richard Trumka Passes Away: https://tuac.org/news/richard-trumka-passes-away/

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Secretary of State Blinken Met OECD Secretary General Cormann to discuss upcoming MCM

Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird welcomed Secretary Blinken at the OECD this morning for a productive conversation with OECD Secretary General Mathias Cormann.  Discussion focused on priorities for the upcoming Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), including climate, inclusive growth, international taxation, trade for all, and high standards for the digital economy. Remark to the Press – Secretary …

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Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird welcomed LGBTQI+ organizations GLOBE and GLIFAA at the OECD

Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird welcomed LGBTQI+ organizations GLOBE and GLIFAA at the U.S. Mission to the OECD to discuss opportunities to improve inclusivity in our workplaces and future policy work at the OECD.  Together, we can achieve great things to promote shared values toward a more inclusive future at the OECD and across the U.S. …

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Act. Assistant Secretary Peter Haas joined Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird at USOECD in raising the Rainbow flag for Pride Month

Acting Assistant Secretary Peter Haas joined Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird raised the rainbow flag at the U.S. Mission to the OECD to mark the beginning of Pride Month.  Today, and every day, the United States commemorates our shared values and advancement towards equality while also acknowledging the work still to be done at the OECD …

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OECD Members Bid Farewell to OECD Secretary General Gurria and Welcomed Secretary General Cormann at MCM part I

Today, members wrapped up part one of the Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), bidding farewell and thanking Secretary General Gurria for his leadership. We also welcomed Secretary General Mathias Cormann, along with a new era of cooperation on our shared challenges. OECD Ministerial Council Statement: https://www.oecd.org/newsroom/oecd-ministerial-council-statement-press-release.htm Office of the United States Government SPOKEPERSON – MEDIA NOTE: …

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Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird and Acting Assistant Secretary Peter Haas Discussed OECD’s Work on International Taxation with Pascal Saint-Amans

Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird and Acting Assistant Secretary Peter Haas met with OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration Director Pascal Saint-Amans to discuss OECD’s cutting-edge work to ensure the global economy thrives based on a more level playing field of taxation.

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Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird and Acting Assistant Secretary Peter Haas Met with TUAC and BIAC to Discuss Priorities for OECD MCM

Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird and Acting Assistant Secretary Peter Haas met with representatives from the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) and Business at OECD (BIAC) to discuss priorities for the upcoming OECD Ministerial Council Meeting. The United States values the active role of the private sector and organized labor at the OECD.

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Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird and Acting Assistant Secretary Peter Haas Discussed the Blue Dot Network with OECD Counterparts

Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird and Acting Assistant Secretary Peter Haas met with Permanent Representative of Australia to the OECD Alexander Robson, Permanent Representative of Japan to the OECD Yoshifumi Okamura, and OECD counterparts to discuss the Blue Dot Network initiative. Blue Dot Network: https://www.state.gov/blue-dot-network/

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Welcoming Costa Rica as the 38th Member of the OECD!

The U.S. Mission to the OECD echoes U.S. Secretary of State Blinken in officially welcoming Costa Rica as the 38th member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  The U.S. Mission to the OECD recognizes Ambassador Manuel Tovar’s dedication to the OECD accession process and our cooperation in championing shared values for a …

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Commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia at USOECD

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the United States celebrates diversity and stands with LGBTQI+ persons across the world to re-affirm this shared value: Everyone deserves to live in dignity.  As such, the U.S. Mission to the OECD co-hosted with the Netherlands an Ambassadorial roundtable on LGBTQI+ issues to underscore the OECD …

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Met with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria to Discuss Upcoming COP26

United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria to discuss preparations for the upcoming COP26.  OECD members and the private sector are working to address climate finance goals in the Paris Agreement and build together a path toward Net Zero Emissions for a green and inclusive future. …

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Met with IEA Director Fatih Birol to Discuss the Road to Net Zero Transition

United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met with the International Energy Agency (IEA) Director Fatih Birol to discuss the road to net zero emissions.  The United States looks forward to continuing the conversation with IEA and working together to reach critical climate and energy goals.

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First Meeting of the OECD MCM Bureau with Vice-Chairs Luxembourg and Korea!

Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird participated in the first preparatory meeting for the upcoming OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), chaired this year by the United States with Korea and Luxembourg as Vice-Chairs.  The U.S. Mission to the OECD looks forward to working with the delegations of the Republic of Korea and Luxembourg to lay the groundwork …

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Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird Joined OECD Ambassadors to Mark International Women Day at the Friend of Gender Equality +

On International Women Day, Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird joined OECD Ambassadors at the Friends of Gender Equality +  (FOGE+) to support the collective efforts to remove barriers to equal participation in economic and public life, promote equal access to education, and advance stability, resilience, and growth for women and girls. Secretary of State – Press …

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Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird Participated in the BIAC Annual Consultation

Chargé D’Affaires Whitney Baird participated in the annual Business at OECD (BIAC) consultations.  The United States thanked all the participants for their contributions and looks forward to working alongside OECD members, BIAC, and other stakeholders to plan the next OECD Ministerial Council Meeting focused on building back more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable economies.

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Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the OECD’s Convention

At the opening event to mark this 60th anniversary of the signing of the OECD’s convention, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien underscored the U.S. commitment to the organization and noted U.S. support to various OECD initiatives, including the Principles on Artificial Intelligence and OECD Inclusive Framework negotiations on taxation. At the ceremony, President Macron of …

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A Day in the Life

A day in the life: OECD Deputy Secretary General Jeff Schlagenhauf & USOECD Public Affairs Advisor Youssef Erkouni talked to US University students about the OECD core work and on USOECD priority policies and the value of the organization to the United States.

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Proclamation on Made in America Day and Made in America Week, 2019

On Made in America Day and during Made in America Week, we honor the extraordinary efforts of American entrepreneurs, workers, and farmers in revitalizing our Nation’s economy. Products made in America are the world standard for quality and showcase the craftsmanship of the most innovative, diverse, highly skilled, and dedicated workforce in the world. Find …

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Through the WhiteHouse’s WGDP, the U.S. supports women’s entrepreneurship & access to capital, markets, and quality education.

Through @WhiteHouse’s #WGDP, the U.S. supports women’s #entrepreneurship & access to capital, markets, and quality education. #USOECD at the table during @BusinessatOECD and @Disney’s conversation on promoting girls to “dream big.” Through The White House’s #WGDP, the U.S. supports women’s #entrepreneurship & access to capital, markets, and quality education. #USOECD at the table during Business at OECD and Disney’s conversation on promoting girls to “dream big.” Posted by U.S. Mission to the OECD on Friday, April 12, 2019  

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Economic Security is National Security

Acting Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Manisha Singh and Assistant Secretary for International Organizations Kevin Moley recognized USOECD and U.S. Embassy France Economic Officers as key members of the U.S. economic team promoting American jobs & businesses during their recent visit to Paris.

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Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy and Principles.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to drive growth of the United States economy, enhance our economic and national security, and improve our quality of life. The United …

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Inspiring a generation! @USOECD’s Advisor for Labor and Education, Michael Gunzburger talks to students from #DIS Study Abroad

Inspiring a generation! @USOECD’s Advisor for Labor and Education, Michael Gunzburger talks to students from  #DIS  Study Abroad studying in  #Copenhagen  for the semester while they’re visiting  OECD  headquarters in  #Paris  as part of their  #Global   #Economics  program. An insight into his role at the Delegation and the value of the organization to the United States.  …

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USOECD Advisor for Trade and Agriculture speaks to SITAbroad students

Elizabeth Hosinski, a career foreign service officer and advisor for trade and agriculture at the U.S. mission to the OECD,talked to students enrolled in the SITAbroad program during their visit to OECD headquarters in Paris. Elizabeth gave an overview of the mission’s work at the OECD, including to advance U.S. goals and priorities, promoting U.S. job creation and opportunities for U.S. businesses, followed by a Q&A with students. About …

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USOECD’s Secretary of Delegation Anthony Bonville talks to U.S. University Students

Why do we value the  #OECD ? Because of its data-driven and objective analyses that inform national decision-makers.” USOECD’s Secretary of Delegation Anthony Bonville and U.S. university students studying international marketing and business in a CEA semester abroad program in Paris discuss how the OECD contributes to U.S. economic security.  #USOECDatWork

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Economic Assistant: position now available at the U.S. Mission to the OECD.

The position is an Economic Assistant for the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The assistant will bring needed professional expertise and institutional memory on OECD’s governance to advance the Mission’s top goal: improving transparency and accountability in budget and management. He/she will leverage a deep knowledge base of OECD’s …

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Secretary of Delegation Valen talks to Students from USC’s Anneberg School of Communication and Journalism

Secretary of Delegation for the U.S. Mission to the OECD (USOECD), Steve Valen, with visiting students from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, presented about the work of the Mission and how it advances U.S. interests.  “The OECD is a legacy of the Marshall Plan, and remains an important foreign policy tool for the United States.  In all the countries OECD works with, it …

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Elizabeth Hosinski speaks with students from the International Business Institute

A representative from the U.S. mission to the OECD (USOECD), Elizabeth Hosinski spoke with students from the International Business Institute (USA) about her work at at the Mission and how it advances U.S. interests. The “Organization provides a platform to convene governments and stakeholders to discuss common challenges and solutions to increase economic growth” Hosinski …

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A Legacy Remembered: 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan Signed Into Law

  On April 3, in cooperation with the George C. Marshall Foundation, the United States Diplomacy Center held an event recognizing the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the European Recovery Program, more commonly known as the Marshall Plan.  125 guests attended, including Marshall Foundation and Diplomacy Center Foundation Board members, academics, and Department of …

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Remarks by President Trump to the World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum Congress Centre Davos, Switzerland January 26, 2018, PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you, Klaus, very much.  It’s a privilege to be here at this forum where leaders in business, science, art, diplomacy, and world affairs have gathered for many, many years to discuss how we can advance prosperity, security, and peace. I’m here today …

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USOECD Science Fellow Presents Analysis of OECD’s Work on Resilience

USOECD Science Fellow Igor Linkov delivered a presentation on resilience at a recent meeting of the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) initiative at the OECD.  Linkov is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk and Decision Science Focus Area Lead and was a Science Fellow at USOECD throughout spring 2017. In his presentation, …

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USTR Lighthizer emphasizes U.S. priorities at the 2017 OECD MCM

Paris, June 8, 2017 The United States was represented at the 2017 OECD MCM by the U.S. Trade Representative: Robert Lighthizer; Ms. Patricia Haslach: Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. Peter Haas: Chargé d’affaires a.i.at the U.S. Mission to the OECD and by Mr. Marc D. Dillard: …

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