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

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Equity in Education: Unlocking Opportunities Throughout Life

With children worldwide struggling with school closures and many adults faced with the task of reskilling, education has been immensely impacted during the pandemic. But the COVID-19 crisis has been an alarm for more than just equal opportunities; it’s also a plea for greater equity in the distribution of respect and status. The future of education lies in providing valued and recognised paths for everyone, whether it is through higher education or professional training programmes.  Watch the replay

OECD Forum Series: Delivering a Jobs-rich Recovery

Thanks to vaccine roll outs, some countries around the world are starting to ease COVID-19 restrictions and some are even experiencing a gradual return to “normality”. Yet the lasting and unequal impact of the pandemic on employment is not likely to go away soon. Prospects for the world economy have brightened but this is no ordinary recovery. This OECD Forum panel discussed how we can empower workers and build a jobs-rich recovery for all. Watch the replay

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

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.


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




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Ministerial Council Meeting 2021

This year’s Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level is being held in two parts under the Chairmanship of the United States with the Republic of Korea and Luxembourg as Vice chairs. 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.

Part I of the MCM took place virtually on 31 May and 1 June and marked the handover in leadership of the OECD, reflected on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and shared priorities for the near-term recovery.

Part II on "Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future", taking place on 5-6 October 2021, will shift the attention to addressing our medium- and long-term challenges, with a focus on the climate crisis and promoting the transition to net-zero to help build a green future, as well as on making the future more inclusive by promoting a digital transformation and creating opportunities for all. Building on our shared values – democracy, rule of law, human rights, and commitment to open and transparent market-economy principles and high standards in the digital economy – Members will adopt a new Vision Statement to guide the Organisation for the upcoming decade.


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.