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The French Prime Minister, Mr Manuel Valls, received the OECD Secretary-General for a bilateral meeting at Hôtel Matignon. During the meeting, Secretary-General Gurria offered further OECD support to help the French Government in its reforms to enhance competitiveness, productivity and growth.
The policy forum officially launches the conceptual framework to the public and offers an opportunity for participants to discuss the key issues for emerging Asia: housing, buildings and energy, land use and transport, water and waste management, green goods and services.
The OECD Week 2014 "Resilient Economies & Inclusive Societies" brings together the annual Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level and the OECD Forum. The key issues on the global agenda will be debated by all stakeholders – business, labour, civil society and academia – as well as by ministers.
Forum 2014, entitled Resilient Economies for Inclusive Societies, will be organised around three cross-cutting themes: Inclusive Growth, Jobs, and Trust, exploring the multifaceted nature of resilience and how to now “bounce forward” in addressing economic, social, and environmental challenges.
Focused on the main theme of "Resilient Economies and Inclusive Societies: Empowering people for jobs and growth", the 2014 Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) will take place at the OECD’s Paris Headquarters on 6-7 May 2014, under the Chairmanship of Japan, with the United Kingdom and Slovenia as Vice-Chairs.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría is attending a meeting that Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, is hosting with the Heads of International Organisations at The Elysée Palace. Attendees will discuss the current global economic outlook, as well specific aspects of the European and French economies.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Strasbourg on 1st October 2013 to attend the “Enlarged Debate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the Activities of the OECD”.
The OECD Headquarters will be open to the general public for the Journées du Patrimoine on 14-15 September 2013.
The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for conference sponsorship and research fellowships for 2015 is now OPEN. The CRP supports work on sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, forests, fisheries and food production.
The OECD launched a flagship report which sets out OECD’s three-pronged approach to making water reform happen focusing on sustainable financing, effective governance and policy coherence.