The OECD’s 2017 Ministerial Council Meeting will take place at its Paris headquarters on 7 and 8 June 2017, and will be preceded on 6 and 7 June by the OECD Forum. Both events form part of OECD Week 2017 which will bring together government ministers, international experts and key figures from the worlds of academia, business and civil society.
At the heart of the discussions will be the question of What divides us? What brings us together? 2016 will be remembered for a rising tide of populism, nationalism and historically low levels of trust. The 2017 Forum will place a central emphasis on the need for policies that restore the confidence of those who feel left behind, who fear the impact of globalisation, increasing migration flows, and the unprecedented speed of technological development. How can we bridge divides to build more inclusive societies?
The OECD Forum will host nearly 80 debates, presentations and other events on topics ranging from the future of work to integrating migrants; from inclusive cities to cybersecurity.
Highlights of OECD Week will include a keynote speech by Prime Minister of Denmark, Mr. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Chair of the Ministerial Meeting, on Wednesday 7 June. It will be followed by the launch of the OECD’s twice-annual Economic Outlook. Other media events are set out below.
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Watch the Forum webcast
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A full list of briefings is available below. Last updated: 8 June 2017.