2013 Global Forum on Development 4-5 April 2013


25/03/2013 - The OECD’s annual Global Development Forum will focus on ways to reduce poverty and promote social cohesion.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, with Olusengun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria, will open the Forum at 13:00 on Thursday 4 April. They will be joined by the Chair of the Development Assistance Committeee, Eric Solheim.


Government ministers, representatives from development agencies , civil society and academia from developed and developing economies will offer new approaches to fostering sustainable economic growth and human well-being.  Join the discussion:


Forum discussions will be backed by the latest Offical Development Assistance figures – showing both total aid and national efforts for 2012 – which will be released on Wednesday 3 April. OECD will host a Tweet Chat about the new ODA figures from 11:00 – 12:00 CET (10:00-11:00 GMT). Join us for a live chat with Eric Solheim, Chair of the Development  Assistance Committee, on Twitter or via hashtag #OECDchat.


The Forum will be open to media. To register, journalists should contact OECD media relations by e-mail: or telephone + 331 45 24 80 97. You can also follow the Forum live at:


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