Good Governance, Economic Growth and Social Equity are Themes of OECD Global Forum in South Africa, 23-24 November 2001


16/11/2001 - Good public governance, economic growth and social equity are policy objectives commonly shared by governments in all parts of the world. How best to achieve these goals will be the topic of discussion at the Global Forum on Governance in Johannesburg on 23-24 November 2001 jointly organised by the South African Government and the OECD as part of the OECD-Southern African Dialogue on Governance.

A media briefing will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday 23 November at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg with the participation of South Africa's Minister of Finance, Trevor Manuel, OECD Deputy Secretary-General Seiichi Kondo, and the Director of the OECD's Public Management Service, Anthony Hutton.

The Forum will bring together senior representatives from governments, industry, labour and civil society in both OECD and African countries as well as participants from other parts of the world. The hosting of this Global Forum in Johannesburg is the result of a deepening of the co-operation between South Africa and the OECD over the years. This dialogue will progressively include other countries in the region.

The Global Forum is one of eight "Global Forums" being launched by the OECD with the objective of deepening and extending relations with non-OECD economies in fields where the OECD has particular expertise and where dialogue is mutually beneficial. The Global Forum on Governance aims to promote institution-building and policy reform, thereby strengthening the mechanisms and foundations of government structures.

For further information, journalists are invited to contact Jens Kristensen, OECD Public Management Service (tel. [33] 1 45 24 18 35) or Meggan Dissly, OECD Media Relations Division (tel. [33] 1 45 24 80 94) or Bronwen Craig, Lakwela Communications (tel. [27] 11 465 9655 or 465 0290).


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