Forum 2019 will take place on 20-21 May.

Forum 2019: A World in (E)motion

This year’s Forum will reflect on the fact that we are experiencing a great deal of social, economic and political change, upheaval and disruption, largely amplified by the dual forces of digitalisation and globalisation. People are still hurting from the worst economic, financial and social crisis of our lifetimes, and see no end to job uncertainty, high debt, weak pay packets, and widening inequalities. Anxiety about their situation is spilling over into politics, driving people apart rather than bringing us closer together. The Forum will explore ways to transform these increasing expressions of uncertainty and anger into collective commitment for positive action.

In 2019, the Forum will also celebrate its 20th anniversary, an opportunity to pause and contemplate the journey we have embarked on, the progress achieved so far, and to draw inspiration for the future by reflecting on how a multistakeholder platform for dialogue can help bring about collective solutions to the economic, social, political and environmental we all face today.

Read more about this year's Forum themes.

We want to hear from you

As we shape the agenda, we want to hear from you. We have created a dedicated space for a shared conversation – the Forum Network ( – where your ideas and insights help us define the contours of a compelling OECD Forum 2019 agenda. Join to be part of an exciting global community, where interaction, sharing and co-creating better policies for better lives are our raison d’être.

Watch the highlights of the OECD Week 2018

What brings us together

At OECD Forum 2017, we joined forces to explore the deepening divides fragmenting our economies and societies and find common purpose. 

Building on these conversations, OECD Forum 2018 reflected on what brings us together, moving from diagnosis to action, and shaping solutions to build these much-needed bridges. Browse the programme.

While reflecting on the complexity of shaping policy in a post-truth world and identifying opportunities for civic engagement and co-creation with citizens, we focused on addressing these three interconnected issues:

  • International Co-operation
  • Inclusive Growth
  • Digitalisation


OECD at the Paris Peace Forum, 11-13 Nov.

© Paris Peace Forum“We are facing challenges that none of us can solve alone.‌
Our countries are connected; our destinies interwoven; our solutions entangled.
Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, OECD Forum 2018

Picking up on the deliberations of OECD Week 2018, the OECD will be present at the Paris Peace Forum as one of the event’s institutional partners.

We will bring our expertise based on nearly 60 years of data collection and evidence-based analysis on social, economic and environmental issues, believing that, in an interconnected world, international co-operation is the surest means to improve our common well-being

The Paris Peace Forum provides an opportunity for world leaders to “walk the talk”, and build a more humane, transparent and responsive world in which we all work together for the common good. Read more on the event.

Watch the Forum webcast - 29-30 May 2018

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