The OECD’s 2016 Ministerial Council Meeting took place at its Paris headquarters on 1 and 2 June 2016, and was preceded on 31 May and 1 June by the OECD Forum. Both events formed part of OECD Week 2016 which brought together government ministers, international experts and key figures from the worlds of academia, business and civil society.
At the heart of the discussions was the question of how to strengthen productivity and at the same time, ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared by all. A particular focus was placed on the groups most affected by shifting social and economic trends – migrants, children and youth, women and the elderly.
The OECD Forum hosted nearly 80 debates, presentations and other events on topics ranging from the future of work to integrating migrants; from inclusive cities to cybersecurity.
Participants at both the Forum and Ministerial meeting addressed how the OECD can support governments build on recent international agreements in the areas of sustainable development, climate change and the mandates from the G20 group of leading economies.
Highlights of OECD Week included a keynote speech by Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, Chair of the Ministerial Meeting, on Wednesday 1 June. It was followed by the launch of the OECD’s twice-annual Economic Outlook. Later that day, Latin American leaders and ministers participated in the launch of a new Latin America and Caribbean Regional Programme. Other media events are set out below.
The week’s events also included meetings of several G20 working groups.
Browse the news releases, speeches and statements
A full list of briefings is available below. Last updated: 2 June 2016.