- A country that matters
G20 and OECD
Spain is a founding member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), having a permanent delegation to the Organisation’s headquarters in Paris. Likewise, our country is a permanent invitee of the Group of Twenty (G20), an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies.
Spain and G20
Spain has attended seven G20 summits
Spain has attended seven G20 summits (members being 19 individual countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, plus the European Union) and some ordinary meetings. This makes our country a permanent invitee.
Spain was part of the 1st G20 summit, held in Washington D.C. in November 2008.
We also attended the 3rd G20 summit in Pittsburgh in September 2009, hosted by US President Barack Obama.
Spain, cofounder of OECD
Spain is one of the founding countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), signing the Convention that would lead to the establishment of the Organisation in 1961. Like all OECD member countries, Spain has a permanent delegation to the Organisation's headquarters in Paris. This delegation is the link between OECD and the Government of Spain.
Since 1991, Spain has been a member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), an international forum to discuss issues surrounding aid, development and poverty reduction in developing countries. Participation in this Committee is proof of our country’s commitment to the promotion of global development while enhancing our credibility and influence at the international level.