Ministerial Council Meeting 2013



Final reports

Ministerial Council Statement


Chair's Summary

Strategic Orientations of the Secretary-General - 2013 and Beyond



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Declaration on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship

New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) - Interim report

New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) - Summary and Update

It's all about People - Jobs, Equality and Trust

New Sources of Growth: Knowledge-Based Capital - key Analysis and Policy Conclusions

Update: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Overview Paper on the Implementation of the OECD Strategy on Development

Progress Report on the Implementation of the OECD Strategy on Development

A Framework for the Establishment of Country Programmes

Establishment of a South-East Asia Regional Programme

Interconnected Economies: Benefiting from Global Value Chains

The OECD's Global Relations

Maintaining a Level Playing Field between Public and Private Business for Growth and Development: Background Report



It’s all about People: Jobs, Equality and Trust

After more than half a decade of financial, economic and social crisis, the world continues to face significant‌ ‌challenges, including low growth, high and long-term unemployment, rising inequality and a loss of trust in government.

Comprehensive strategies that put the needs of people at their centre are required to achieve ‌strong, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Under the chairmanship of Norway and supported by vice-chairs Australia and Estonia, over 80 Ministers of Finance, Economy, Foreign Affairs and Trade from OECD countries, Key Partner countries and the Russian Federation met to discuss concrete solutions to restore growth with an important emphasis on “Jobs, Equality and Trust”.

This included structural reforms to boost growth and competitiveness, measures to restore trust in governments, and specific actions to tackle youth unemployment, promote gender equality, make taxation fairer, seize the benefits of global value chains, and contribute to wider global development.

Consult the topics that were discussed at the 2013 Ministerial Council Meeting:

Economic Outlook


New Approaches to Economic Challenges and Prioritising Inclusive Growth


It's all about people: Jobs, equality and trust

 OECD Partners and Strategy on Development

Trade session: Global Value Chains, Trade and Jobs


And see the three key themes at the heart of the OECD Forum 2013

 Watch the webcast of the closing news conference

Who's Who (PDF)

News releases, speeches and statements


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