Programme of the Social Policy Ministerial Meeting

 

 

Monday 2nd May | Tuesday 3rd May

 

Monday 2nd May 2011 

MEETING OF SOCIAL POLICY MINISTERS

Building a Fairer Future: the Role of Social Policy

 

Chair: Minister Ursula von der Leyen (Germany)

Vice-Chairs: Minister Jenny Macklin (Australia), Minister Guðbjartur Hannesson (Iceland)

14:30 - 14:45

Welcoming remarks by the Secretary-General of the OECD, Mr. Angel Gurría and by the Chair

Session One: Economic crisis and beyond: Social policies for recov

14:45 - 18:30

Ministers will discuss the social impact of the global economic crisis and compare their approaches to adapt social policy to support the recovery.

Statement by Japan
Statement by Spain (in SpanishEnglishFrench)
Statement by Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC)

18:30 - 20:00

Cocktail Reception (Hall Chateau)

20:00 - 22:00

Official Dinner (Georges Marshall)

 

 

 

Tuesday 3rd May 2011 

MINISTERIAL MEETING (cont'd)

Session Two: Doing Better for Families

09:30 - 12:30

Ministers will discuss this theme in three break-out groups on (i) parental choices and child well-being, (ii) promoting gender equality, and (iii) integrating service delivery for families. Each group is moderated by a Minister or Head of Delegation. The session will end with a short plenary in which the moderating Ministers will report on the discussions.

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch (Roger Ockrent)

Pre-lunch address made by the guest speaker, Ms. Ginger Lew, Senior Counselor to the White House National Economic Council, United States, on the policy challenges to gender equality [presentation].

14:00 - 14:30

Press Conference

Conference Centre Auditorium

Session Three: Paying for the past, providing for the future: Intergenerational solidarity

15:00 - 17:45

Ministers will discuss this theme in three break-out groups on (i) uniting generations, (ii) pension and retirement, and (iii) caring. Each group is moderated by a Minister or Head of Delegation. The session will end with a short plenary in which the moderating Ministers will report on the discussions.

17:45 - 17:50

Closing remarks by the Chair and Co-Chairs