Accession : Slovenia becomes the OECD’s 32nd member
21 July 2010 - In signing the OECD Convention, Slovenia pledged its full dedication to achieving the Organisation’s fundamental aims. Pictured (from left to right): Darja Golež, Chargée d’Affaires, Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Slovenia and Pascale Trimbach-Rognon, Deputy Director for Treaties and Agreements, Legal Service, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1 June 2010 - An Accession Agreement was signed in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This agreement defined the obligations of OECD membership and included Slovenia's specific remarks on acceptance of OECD legal instruments. Pictured (from left to right OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría (read his speech), Borut Pahor, Prime Minister of Slovenia, and Mitja Gaspari, Minister without Portfolio Responsible for Development and European Affairs (read his speech) after the signing of the Accession Agreement. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA, Source: Office of the Prime Minister.
10 May 2010 - The OECD issued an invitation to Slovenia to become a member of the OECD. The invitation resulted from the OECD Council's positive assessment of Slovenia's position with respect to OECD instruments, standards and benchmarks. Pictured (from left to right) Antonio Armellini, Italy's Ambassador to the OECD; Angel Gurría, Secretary-General and Nicola Bonucci, Director of Legal Affairs.
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21 January 2010 - Slovenia signed an Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the Organisation. The purpose of this agreement is to enable the Organisation to fully and efficiently discharge its responsibilities. Pictured: Foreign Minister Samuel Žbogar, after the signature of the OECD's Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Agreement with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría after the signature ceremony.
2007-2009 - 18 OECD committees reviewed Slovenia's policies. These reviews assessed the country’s position on OECD legal instruments and the degree of coherence of policies with those of OECD member countries, in what amounts to a sort of 360 degree in-depth review of the candidate country.
30 November 2007 - The OECD Council approved the Roadmap for the accession of Slovenia to the OECD Convention. An accession roadmap sets out the terms, conditions and process for OECD accession. Pictured: Janez Sumrada, Slovenian Ambassador to France, receives the roadmap from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
16 May 2007 - The OECD Council at Ministerial level adopted a resolution to open discussions with Slovenia for its membership of the Organisation, along with Chile, Estonia, Israel, the Russian Federation and Slovenia.
>> Consult the background note on Slovenia's accession to the OECD for further information.