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OECD Week 2017: Paris, 6-8 June

OECD Week includes:

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    • annual General Assemblies of Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC) and Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)

    • OECD/G20 Seminar on trade

    • informal meeting of trade ministers

OECD Forum 2017: 6-7 June


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BRIDGING DIVIDES

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‌The OECD Forum 2017 took place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France, on 6-7 June 2016.

The central focus of the forum was on Bridging Divides at a time when:

  • increasing populism and nationalism
  • historically low levels of trust
  • the rapid pace of technological development
  • and the continued effects of the crisis


are having a disruptive impact on our societies and economies.

Divides have become apparent on a number of fronts.

It highlighted the importance of continuing our focus on developing more integrated, and inclusive economies and societies.  

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It draws representatives from business, trade unions, civil society, academia and media, to around 60 sessions:

 

Browse the Forum programme
Meet the speakers
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Ministerial Council Meeting 2017: 7-8 June

MAKING GLOBALISATION WORK: BETTER LIVES FOR ALL

‌The Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) took place at the OECD Paris Headquarters under the chairmanship of Denmark, with Australia and the United Kingdom as Vice-Chairs.  

‌The meeting brought together Ministers from Members and Partners to explore policies that could deliver a more inclusive globalisation, and, as such, respond to citizens’ growing concerns about globalisation.

The MCM discussed the need for inclusive growth to improve well-being for all in open, digitally advanced economies and work to define a more people-centred approach to international standard-setting.

This MCM echoed the pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “Leave No One Behind”.

Ministers discussed notably:

  • the economic outlook
  • the opportunities and challenges of economic integration
  • the challenges of globalisation
  • domestic policies to ensure people, firms, regions and cities can thrive in an open and digitalised environment
  • building inclusive globalisation
  • international trade and investment for the benefit of all

 

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