DEV50th › 50th Anniversary High Level Meeting
1 March 2012
Closed-door meeting - by invitation only
The High Level Meeting of the OECD Development Centre Governing Board will serve three main aims: First, it will celebrate 50 years of the OECD Development Centre and endorse the future strategic direction of the Centre’s work. Second, it will be a forum to discuss members’ experiences and share knowledge on designing and implementing National Development Strategies with a particular focus on ways to build competitive economies and cohesive societies in a more interconnected world. Finally, it will be an opportunity to consult with non-OECD countries on the OECD Strategy on Development, which is currently being elaborated for presentation to OECD Ministers in May 2012.
This full-day, closed-door meeting will convene Ministers from the 42 Members of the Development Centre’s Governing Board. In addition to the Development Centre’s 42 Member countries, China (OECD Enhanced Engagement country) and Russia (OECD Accession country) will also be invited to participate.
Invited international organisations will include the Governing Board’s observers: the African Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as well as international organisations with whom the Development Centre partners on its flagship publications: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
The 50th Anniversary High Level Meeting will be the culmination of a week of events on development at the OECD – including the Global Forum on Development - which will convene stakeholders from civil society, academia, public and private sectors.
The working languages of the meeting will be French, English and Spanish with simultaneous translation.