Member in the News: José Ángel Gurría

Paris Peace Forum announcement of Gurría's upcoming presidency Paris Peace Forum, Twitter

José Ángel Gurría, former secretary-general of the OECD, was chosen to be the next president of the Paris Peace Forum starting in March 2023. The Paris Peace Forum was created in 2018 by Justin Vaïsse at the behest of Emmanuel Macron to offer a new forum for multilateral cooperation on issues of global governance. Following a unanimous vote in his favor by the forum's Executive Committee, Gurría will succeed current president Pascal Lamy to become the second president of the organization.

Gurría served a 15 year term as president of the OECD, from 2006 to 2021, during which Chile, Estonia, Israel, and Slovenia all attained membership in the organization and greater ties were established with a number of developing economies, among them Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and South Africa. Gurría is also deeply involved in global water management issues, having chaired the International Task Force on Financing Water for All and serving as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security.

José Ángel Gurría is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Suggested Content