What is an OECD Global Forum?

An OECD Global Forum is a network of policy makers and stakeholders from member and partner countries created by one or several OECD Committees.

When OECD Committees invite partners and organisations to their meetings, the number of these Partners is limited. If they wish to involve more countries and other stakeholders in their work, they have the option of creating a Global Forum.

What do they discuss?

OECD Global Fora discuss issues that defy the country or regional scope and call for global solutions.

They help foster convergence of views by a broad range of relevant players on policy standards and good practices and to identify emerging issues. OECD Global Fora enable the OECD to improve the relevance and expand the reach of its international standards.

Who can participate?

All OECD Members, as well as Associates and Participants in the parent OECD Committee(s) of the Global Forum, are entitled to participate in the meetings.

The OECD Secretariat may invite any additional stakeholders and provides the parent Committee(s) with the invitees list well in advance of the gathering.

What Global Fora exist today?

Since 2008, OECD Committees have created numerous Global Fora, most of which continue to be convened regularly.

The latest to be created are the Global Forum on Digital Security for Prosperity (2018) and the Global Forum on the Future of Education and Skills 2030 (2020). The Global Forum on Tourism Statistics, Knowledge and Policy changed its mandate in 2020.

Today Global Fora exist on:

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes is governed by different rules than the OECD's other Global Fora.