Estonia has nominated its president, Kersti Kaljulaid, for the position of secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Kaljulaid wrote on Twitter that she was "honored" and stressed the need for multilateralism and international solutions after the Foreign Ministry announced her nomination on Thursday.
Honored to be nominated by #Estonia for the position of SG of @OECD. We’re living the period of Great Transition: from industrial to #digital, from fossil to clean energy. As a firm believer in multilateralism I see #OECD as an enabler in coping w/ changes https://t.co/UJn2kPP5lg— Kersti Kaljulaid (@KerstiKaljulaid) October 1, 2020
Issues of particular importance to her are the transition to a digital economy and a switch from fossil fuel to clean energy.
Current OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said in July that he would not be applying for another mandate to head the group.
His successor will be selected by the OECD's 37 member countries for a five-year term in June 2021. Nominations are being accepted until the end of October.