SPURRING INVESTMENT, GROWING TOGETHER, TARGETING INNOVATION, PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT, AND MORE.
OECD Week 2015 will focus on
The Week will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and will reflect on efforts to reduce the gender gap and enhance the role of women in economies and societies.
OECD Week includes the annual Ministerial meeting, Forum 2015 and meetings linked to G20, B20 and L20 forums.
INVESTING IN THE FUTURE: PEOPLE, PLANET, PROSPERITY
The OECD Forum 2015 will take place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on 2-3 June 2015, organised around the five cross-cutting themes of the OECD Week.
It will explore the importance of investment in placing our economies on sustainable growth paths while addressing inequalities, fostering innovation, helping the transition towards low-carbon economies and financing the Sustainable Development Goals.
It will bring together representatives from business, trade unions, civil society, academia and media around 45 sessions (plenary debates, IdeaFactories, Discovery Lab, panels with lunch, etc.) to share their views on the most critical issues confronting the world and feed into the Ministerial Meeting.
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UNLOCKING INVESTMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND JOBS
The MCM will take place under the chairmanship of the Netherlands, with the Czech Republic, France and Korea as Vice-Chairs.
The meeting will bring together OECD Members and Partner countries (Ministers from 34 member countries and Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Africa), and several international organisations, to discuss policies that can help unlock stronger, fairer and greener growth.
The MCM will pay special attention to promoting investment, enhancing innovation, fostering education and skills, strengthening the multilateral trading system and improving the business climate, including through responsible business conduct.
Discussions will address the legacies of the crisis, with a strong focus on identifying new policy initiatives to meet the challenges of our time.
This year’s MCM will feature an innovative format by which Ministers and senior officials will engage in forward-looking scenario based policy discussions to exchange views on how best to further stimulate international economic and development co-operation.
The website of the 2015 Ministerial Council Meeting will be available soon.