08/11/2018 - As part of its continued efforts to facilitate dialogue and propose solutions for effective international co-operation, the OECD is one of the institutional partners of the Paris Peace Forum. International co-operation at all levels is needed now more than ever to address global challenges and improve people’s lives.
On 11, 12 and 13 November, the Paris Peace Forum will bring together over 70 heads of State and government, local and national elected representatives, and actors from civil society and international organisations, who will discuss and propose solutions on issues of governance, peace and security, the environment, development, new technologies and the inclusive economy. The OECD has been an active contributor to the preparation of the Forum.
Through this partnership, the OECD is continuing the dialogue started in May 2018 at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on reshaping multilateralism for more responsible, effective and inclusive outcomes, and at the OECD Forum 2018 on the theme of “What brings us together”.
On 11 November, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will attend the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War Armistice, as well as the opening ceremony and the dialogue of international organisations on global governance at 18:00. He will also speak on the issue of “Inequalities: Globalization Shooting Itself in the Foot?” on 12 November at 13:15.
Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of staff and Sherpa to the G20 will speak on the issue of “Gender Equality: Is Time Up?” on 12 November at 17:00.
During the Paris Peace Forum, the OECD will showcase three concrete initiatives for international co-operation and present their initial outcomes:
Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, Development Co-operation Directorate (OECD) and Rémy Rioux, Chief Executive Officer of the French Development Agency (AFD) will also present the “Global Outlook on Financing for Sustainable Development”, which stresses that financial flows to developing countries are declining while needs are increasing (12 November, 14:00). Jorge Moreira da Silva will also speak at a discussion on the issue of “Smarter Aid in Fragile Contexts” (12 November, 10:30).
Duncan Cass-Beggs, Counsellor for Strategic Foresight (OECD) will take part to the session on “Future Proofing Global Governance” (12 November, 16:15).
Lastly, the OECD is convening a workshop on “People Power: Collective Intelligence in a New Era of International Co-operation”, where local, national and international actors will discuss how international organisations take account of the voices of citizens, who are the main drivers of change, with the participation of Anthony Gooch, Director, Public Affairs and Communications Directorate (OECD) on the 12 of November (13:00).
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