Accession : Estonia becomes the OECD’s 34th member
9 December 2010 In signing the OECD Convention, Estonia pledged its full dedication to achieving the Organisation’s fundamental aims.
3 June 2010 - An Accession Agreement was signed in Tallinn, Estonia. This agreement defined the obligations of OECD membership and included Estonia's specific remarks on acceptance of OECD legal instruments. Pictured: OECD Secretary-General and Prime Minister Andrus Ansip with the Accession Agreement (Photo: State Chancellery of Republic of Estonia).
10 May 2010 - The OECD issued an invitation to Estonia to become a member of the OECD. The invitation resulted from the OECD Council's positive assessment of Estonia'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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28 January 2010 - Estonia 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: with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría after the signature ceremony.
2007-2009 - 18 OECD committees reviewed Estonia'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 Estonia to the OECD Convention. An accession roadmap sets out the terms, conditions and process for OECD accession. Pictured: Margus Rava, Ambassador to France, Estonian 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 Estonia for its membership of the Organisation, along with Chile, Israel, the Russian Federation and Slovenia.
>> Consult the background note on Estonia's accession to the OECD for further information.