OECD Global Strategy Group discusses megatrends and role of the Organisation in a changing world
On 25-26 November, the OECD hosted the second meeting of its Global Strategy Group (GSG), which brings together Ministers, G7/G20 Sherpas and Senior Officials to discuss global megatrends and how the Organisation can support countries in dealing with future challenges and opportunities. The meeting was Chaired by Ambassador Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and was attended by OECD Members and Key Partner countries. Participants engaged in a lively exchange of ideas which will also help inform the preparations for the 2015 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, to be held in Paris on 3-4 June 2015.
Resilient Economies and Inclusive Societies: Empowering people for jobs and growth
Nearly six years after the start of the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, some of the main engines of global growth (trade, investment, credit, employment) are not yet where they should be.
Tackling social challenges, particularly by generating more and better quality jobs and ensuring the effective provision of public services, remains at the forefront of policymakers’ concerns.
At the same time, long-term trends, such as ageing populations and climate change, impose significant policy constraints and challenges.
These economic and social challenges underscore the need to protect and empower people by strengthening ‘human security’.
Focused on this main theme, the 2014 Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) took 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.
It was held back-to-back with the OECD Forum on 5-6 May 2014.
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