Information for the media: OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy", Busan, Korea


OECD World Forum on "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy" 27-30 October

Charting Progress, Building Visions, Improving Life

Media schedule

  • Monday 26 October:
    18:30 The UN Human Development Report Office to present human development awards. Grand ballroom, Paradise Hotel, Busan. Among the prizes will be the Mahbub ul Haq Award for outstanding contribution to human development. For further information or to obtain media accreditation for the event, contact Isabelle Min; tel: 82-11-720-0352;
  • Tuesday October 27:
    10:00 Press conference with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. Press centre BEXCO

  • Wednesday October 28:
    10:45:  Press briefing with Joseph Stiglitz. Press centre BEXCO
    12.30: Press briefing to announce agreed principles of sustainable development with Lazlo Pinter of the International Institute of Sustainable Development. Press centre BEXCO.



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Media contacts

  • International media: Stephen Di Biasio, OECD Media Division. Tel: + 33 1 4524 9700 or Mob: + 33 6 7088 8612.

  • Korean media:  Doo-won Lee, OECD World Forum Preparation and Planning Office, Statistics Korea.  Tel: 82(0)42 611 5209;


Practical information

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Press material

  • Presentations and notes:

-  Measuring and fostering well-being and progress: the OECD roadmap. See also the presentation given by Pier-Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD (29/10/2009)

- UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia joins Global Project on Measuring the Progress of  Societies (28/10/2009)

OECD and progress- beyond GDP

Avaiblable material relating to the conference

  • Statements:

- Keynote address by H.E DR. Danilo TÜRK, President of the Republic of Slovenia (27/10/2009)

Keynote Speech by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General (27/10/2009)

- Opening remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General (27/10/2009)

  • News releases

- BellagioSTAMP: Enables accountability in governance, management for sustainable development by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (28/10/2009)

Gurría calls for ‘new generation’ of statistics to reinforce public confidence in government (27/10/2009)


- OECD World Forum in Busan to explore new ways to measure and foster progress (06/10/2009)

- OECD welcomes experts’ call on need for new measures of social progress (14/09/2009)

  • OECD World Forum in the news:

-Read a selection of articles



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