OECD WEEK 2022: Side Events


The following is a list of  side events taking place throughout the week of the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level (MCM) which will take place at OECD Headquarters in Paris on 9-10 June 2022.


8 June 

Public Events


Labour Markets Post-COVID – are we emerging greener and more inclusive?

The focus of the panel discussion will be on post-pandemic recovery plans and their potential to shape a recovery that is both green and inclusive. Ministers are invited to speak about the challenges and the actions that they have been taking to ensure that the green transition is successful and inclusive, and that labour markets post-COVID create equal opportunities for all workers and firms.

9:30-11:00 | Public Event (Webcast open to public, registration required)

OECD Economic Outlook

The OECD will publish its latest Economic Outlook, containing analysis and projections for the world economy, OECD member countries, G20 countries and key partners, on Wednesday 8 June 2022.

OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann and Deputy Secretary-General/Chief Economist Laurence Boone will present the Outlook (in English, with French interpretation) during an event starting at 11:00 CEST (09:00 GMT).

The event will be open to press and will also be webcast live, without registration. 

11:00 - 12:00 | Webcast (open to public)


Strengthening Sustainable Investment Policies

The session aims to promote sustainable investment policies to support the COVID-19 recovery, advance the 2030 agenda on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change, and to secure livelihoods for future generations. The session will serve to showcase a package of new OECD work on sustainable investment:

The objective is to start discussions on an ambitious roadmap to implement the Recommendation on FDI Qualities.

13:00-14:30 |  Hybrid Event (Webcast open to public)


Policy Roundtable on Investment in Social and Affordable Housing: OECD Country Experiences

The Roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss the policy challenges, strategies and country experiences in the area of social and affordable housing. The Roundtable is part of the OECD Horizontal Project on Housing.

14:00-15:00 (Hybrid event, registration required)

14th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean

The green transition can be an opportunity to move towards a more sustainable development model that puts Latin Americans’ well-being at its core. Clear and coordinated strategies for the green transition can help overcome LAC’s structural development traps and attract sustainable investments for recovery. Greener productive policies must both increase productivity and make production models more sustainable. Making this possible requires close collaboration between the public sector, business, academia, trade unions and civil society organisations. The role of green financing and international partnerships will also be key to moving towards a more sustainable future.

15:00-17:30 | Hybrid Event (Webcast open to public) 

High-Level Roundtable on Climate Change and Corporate Governance

The G20 and OECD are reviewing the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance with the aim of strengthening this global standard, notably related to the management of climate change and other environmental and social risks. This high-level roundtable organised as part of the 2022 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level (MCM) will discuss with public and private sector participants on how corporate governance policies and practices need to adapt to address climate challenges and contribute to progress on meeting climate objectives. To support the discussion, the roundtable will feature the launch of the OECD report Climate Change and Corporate Governance, developed to inform the review of the G20/OECD Principles.

15:30-17:00 | Hybrid Event  (Webcast open to public) 

The following events are by invitation -

Workshop "The Future Youth Want: Better Policies for the Next Generation"

Fabiana Dadone, Italy’s Minister for Youth Policies and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are organising this interactive workshop entitled "The Future Youth Want: Better Policies for the Next Generation".

The pandemic has hit young people hard, revealing new challenges and vulnerabilities even as we continue to grapple with major issues like climate change and the effects of the digital transformation.

The workshop will bring together representatives from Youthwise (the OECD Youth Advisory Board), OECD Member country representatives, high-level officials, as well as senior OECD experts to help shape a vision for the future youth want.

14:30 - 19:30 | Workshop (by invitation, registration required)


The Impact of Tax and Transfer Systems on Gender Equality

Promoting gender equality in societies is a priority for many governments, not only as a matter of fairness and human rights but also in terms of economic efficiency. Improving the design of tax and transfer systems can contribute to governments’ efforts to reduce gender inequality, increase economic participation and support a sustainable, gender-balanced recovery, with positive effects on economic growth over the long-term. In co-operation with Italy, the OECD is hosting a Ministerial panel discussion to explore how governments can ensure that tax and transfer systems are designed to support improved gender equality. It will also identify what strategies could be employed to reduce gender gaps in tax policy design, while improving labour-force participation, the use of gender budgeting and the enhanced economic participation of women.

16:00-17:30 | Meeting (by invitation, accreditation required for media)


Triennale Exhibition: Social Housing: An Italian Project

In the framework of the "OECD Horizontal Project on Housing" developed by the OECD Economics Department, this exhibition promoted by the Italian MFA and curated by Triennale Milano, not only examines the economic and social aspects of the housing issues connected to it, but also the issues of social impact, such as the layout of the existing urban fabric and the one that is foreseeable in the future.

This exhibition is the first step of a project funded by Italian MFA. A seminar will follow next autumn and a publication will resume the results of the research and will make a qualified contribution to the debate on the future of cities in the post-Covid19 world.

18:00 | Exhibition (by invitation)


10 June

Public Events


International Economic Forum on Africa - The Future Africa Wants: Better Policies for the Next Generation and a Sustainable Transition

10 June 2022 | Hybrid Event (Webcast open to public)


The following events are by invitation -


Launch of the new Trade and Gender Review of New Zealand

OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann and Vangelis Vitalis, Deputy Secretary of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will present the new Trade and Gender Review of New Zealand.

This report was prepared jointly by the OECD and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is the first Review of its kind and paves the way for a greater understanding of how trade and trade policies impact women. It includes wide-ranging recommendations to ensure that trade and domestic policies support the economic empowerment of New Zealand women.

The event will begin with a introduction by Marion Jansen, Director of the OECD’s Trade and Agriculture Directorate, followed by remarks from Secretary-General Cormann and Deputy Secretary Vitalis on the report’s key findings and recommendations.

10 June 11:10-11:30 I Meeting (by invitation)



*This page has been updated on 2 June, additional events will be added shortly.



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