OECD's Angel Gurría and IIASA Agree to Tackle Critical Global Problems Facing Humanity

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: March 22, 2018; 20:38 ♦ (Vindobona)

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Secretary-General Angel Gurira led a high-level OECD delegation to visit IIASA. The Secretary-General gave a special lecture titled "Better Policies to meet the Systemic Challenges of the 21st Century" at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, which was followed by the signing of an OECD-IIASA Memorandum of Understanding. The aim of the agreement is to jointly shape and develop innovative policies by applying systems thinking to the critical global issues facing humanity.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and IIASA Director General Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / World Economic Forum [CC BY-SA 2.0]

The OECD and IIASA have a strong history of mutual collaboration and strategic partnership highlighted by the recent formation of the OECD-IIASA Task Force on Systems Thinking, Anticipation and Resilience.

The taskforce is committed to combining the policy and action expertise of the OECD with the scientific and analytical excellence of IIASA to jointly shape and develop…