07/05/2014 - OECD ministers today closed two days of discussions aimed at building resilient economies and inclusive societies.
Chaired by Japan, the OECD’s Annual Meeting at Ministerial Level saw the launch or reinforcement of a number of major projects such as the OECD Southeast Asia Programme and the New Approaches to Economic Challenges initiative. Other topics covered included promoting economic growth and well-being that is also environmentally sustainable; development as empowerment and strengthening the multilateral trade system and global value chains.
Describing the meeting as “highly productive”, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said the Ministers had given the OECD Secretariat “a lot of homework”. The organisation would, he added, continue to promote “better policies for better lives”.
Ministers from the 34 OECD member countries were joined by ministers and representatives from Colombia, Latvia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa.