New Secretary-General a major face-lift for OECD?

(IHT, Paris, 29 november 2005) Could OECD Secretary General elect José Angel Gurría be the new face for the globalizing economy? OECD admirers call the Paris-based body "the world's greatest think tank." But detractors say the OECD risks irrelevance, lacking the stature of other international organizations like the United Nations, the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund. Gurría, 55, recognizes these dangers and plans to turn it into a "secretariat of the globalization process."