The 2018 OECD Forum and OECD Ministerial Council Meeting will take place at the Organisation’s Paris headquarters on 29-31 May. The events form part of OECD Week 2018 and will bring together government ministers, international experts and key figures from the worlds of academia, business and civil society.
Following a 2017 Forum and Ministerial which explored the fragmenting of our societies, participants at the 2018 Forum reflected on "What Brings Us Together", and how we can find common purpose and solutions to bridge social divides.
Shaping policy in a 'post-truth' world and identifying opportunities for deeper civic engagement will be at the heart of the discussions which will focus on addressing three interconnected issues: international co-operation, inclusive growth and digitalisation.
France will chair the Ministerial meeting on the theme of "Reshaping the foundations of multilateralism", with New Zealand and Latvia as vice-chairs. French President Emmanuel Macron delivered an opening speech in the afternoon of 30 May. Earlier in the day the OECD launched its Economic Outlook.
Other meetings to be hosted at the OECD during the week include a B20 seminar on business and G20 priorities, a G20/OECD meeting on trade, an informal meeting of trade ministers and the annual general assemblies of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) and Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC).
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Last updated: 30 May 2018