Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on UK referendum result
24/06/2016 – “Yesterday’s vote on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union has major consequences for the UK itself, the EU and the international community. While it is on the public record that this was not the OECD’s recommended course of action, the focus must now shift to dealing with the outcome of this democratic process.
The OECD will spare no efforts in supporting the Government of the United Kingdom to make the transition as smooth as possible and advance the country’s economic and social agenda. We will also help the European Union and the international community best address the consequences of such a decision and chart the way forward. The OECD believes that openness, integration and diversity will make our economies and societies stronger and fairer. Thus, we will continue to support the European project while further reflecting on how to strengthen well-being and inclusiveness, both within our countries and globally.”