Upcoming events

27 May, 2021, 12.00-14.00 (CEST)

Pre-Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) - OECD Stakeholder Talks: Shared Values - Building an Inclusive and Sustainable Future

The Stakeholders Talks will bring together voices from governments, international organisations, the private sector and civil society to reflect on the priorities in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis and the actions needed to “build forward better” for an inclusive and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.

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Forum Network: Thought leaders share their perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis

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OECD Forum Series 2021: Building a Gender-Equal Recovery

The pandemic has magnified the need to consider gender equality and diversity as an integral part of policy making. Join us to discuss how the recovery can provide an opportunity to effect profound change, taking a more holistic approach to equity and equality – going beyond the traditional “gender” issues – to broader societal priorities that urgently need more inclusive approaches. Watch the replay

Addressing the hidden pandemic: The impact of COVID on Mental Health

An estimated one out of four persons worldwide now suffers from depression. Anxiety levels have been found to have risen in an even greater proportion. As COVID-19 has swept the globe, it is clear that another major health crisis has been marching silently in its footsteps: a mental health pandemic, whose impact may well outlive the virus itself. What can we do to minimise the impacts?  Watch the replay


16 December 2020
The benefits of a multigenerational workforce: Living, learning and earning longer 

15 December 2020
COVID-19: The great digital acceleration 

14 December 2020
OECD Leaders' Event 
Meet the Author: David Goodhart
A new societal contract for the recovery 

3 December 2020
Healthcare in the Digital Age

24 November 2020
International Co-operation and Vaccines

19 November 2020
Communicating on public health and vaccines in a climate of misinformation

30 September 2020
A Green COVID Recovery: the role of Finance

10 September 2020
Schooling in times of COVID-19




Want to partner with us?

Created in 2000, the annual OECD Forum provides an opportunity for engagement with stakeholders from all sectors in society, ranging from government to business, trade unions, civil society, academia and media.

As a partner, you will be able to connect, reflect and exchange on the key issues on the international agenda; you will bring your perspectives and contributions to discussions, and benefit from exposure to a wide range of audiences and global media coverage.

Learn more about our partnership / sponsorship opportunities on:

- OECD Forum

- OECD Forum Engagement Groups

- I am the Future of Work Campaign

Ministerial Council Meeting 2021

This year’s Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level on "Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future" will take place virtually on 31 May-1 June 2021.  It will include the launch of the OECD’s Economic Outlook and the transfer of leadership from current Secretary-General Angel Gurría to incoming Secretary-General Mathias Cormann.

The Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) is the OECD’s highest-level forum, attended by ministers of finance, economy, foreign affairs, trade and other government departments from the Organisation’s Member and Partner countries, as well as by representatives of other International Organisations.

This year’s MCM will be held in two parts, in May-June and in the autumn, under the Chairmanship of the United States with the Republic of Korea and Luxembourg as Vice chairs.

Topics for the May-June gathering will include: collaboration in the development and distribution of treatments and vaccines, exchanging information in tackling the pandemic, developing and implementing recovery plans to “build back better” and promoting policies to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges, and as well as promote a greener and more inclusive economy.

OECD 60th Anniversary

The OECD reached its 60th Anniversary in a unique and challenging context. As the world confronts the worst health, economic and social crisis since the 1930s, the OECD is once again rising to the challenge to support its Member countries and the global community in their response to the crisis and their efforts to foster a strong, resilient, inclusive and sustainable recovery.

Watch the celebrations of the OECD’s 60th anniversary which took place on 14 December 2020, alongside leaders and key stakeholders.