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Media advisory - OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 2-3 May 2024

 

23/04/2024 -

***REMINDER/UPDATED ADVISORY TO MEDIA***

New: virtual technical briefing for media now scheduled 
Updated: deadline for on-site media registration
New: official photo gallery information
Updated: photo opportunities, side event information 
New: Virtual Media Kit now available


OECD Ministerial Council Meeting
2-3 May 2024

 

The 2024 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level, chaired by Japan with Mexico and the Netherlands as Vice-Chairs, will take place on 2-3 May 2024


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 OECD Member and Partner countries, and by representatives of International Organisations.


The theme of this year’s MCM is “Co-Creating the Flow of Change: Leading Global Discussions with Objective and Reliable Approaches towards Sustainable and Inclusive Growth.” Governments are facing complex and interrelated issues ranging from climate change and digitalisation, to the economic and social impacts of population ageing, to challenges to the rule of law. These are shared challenges that are best tackled together. 

 
Effective policy cooperation on the strong foundation of evidence-based best practice and multilateral dialogue is essential, and the 2024 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting is an opportunity to engage in high-level discussions among Members and non-Members on the issues critical to today’s international community. 


The theme for the 2024 MCM on “Leading Global Discussions with Objective and Reliable Approaches towards Sustainable and Inclusive Growth” comprises three overarching pillars: 


•    A Diverse, Inclusive, and Likeminded OECD: Strengthening the Outreach of our Work.

•    An Economic Order based on the Shared Values: Firmly Maintaining Free and Fair Trade and Enhancing Economic Resilience. 

•    Co-creating a Better Future: Addressing Emerging Challenges at Global Scale.


The 2024 MCM will further leverage the strengths of the OECD to support policymakers around the world to develop sound and well-coordinated policy responses to each of the structural shifts in front of us, grounded in our shared values of democracy, the protection of human rights, the rule of law and market-based economic principles. A renewed commitment to strong and effective multilateralism, with the OECD at the centre of global cooperation, will help promote global efforts to co-create better policies for better lives and a better future.


Selected sessions of the MCM and related events will be open to media on-site and virtually. A full calendar is provided below and will be updated regularly online. Additional media briefings may be announced on-site.




Media Registration Information


Please read carefully, as separate registrations are required for remote coverage of press conferences.



•    OECD 2024 Ministerial Council Meeting


All journalists wishing to cover any part of the MCM on-site at the OECD, including the 2 May presentation of the latest OECD Economic Outlook, must register themselves for a Ministerial media badge. This includes media traveling with Ministerial delegations. 


New: The deadline for registration to cover the Ministerial on-site is Thursday 25 April. Late registrations may not be processed.


Accredited journalists not travelling with Delegation motorcades will be required to present a valid press card and ID or passport at the OECD main entrance at 2, rue André-Pascal, as well as to pass through a metal detector and subject luggage and bags to X-ray control. 


A single badge will grant access to the areas used for public events. You will not have access to the MCM restricted zone. Media photographers and camerapersons will only be authorised to access the MCM rooms for specific photo sessions accompanied by OECD staff. 


Media workspace including internet access and power will be provided. All journalists who register for on-site coverage will receive a virtual media kit and be invited automatically to an online technical briefing to review logistical details.



Register to cover the 2024 OECD MCM and/or Economic Outlook launch on site


Bookmark this link to watch public sessions on line




•    Remote coverage: OECD Economic Outlook 


Journalists wishing to cover the 2 May launch of the OECD Economic Outlook remotely must register to participate in the interactive Zoom, even if they are already registered to cover the MCM on site. 



Register to cover the Economic Outlook launch via interactive Zoom



•    Remote coverage: Closing Press Conference of the 2024 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting


Journalists wishing to cover the MCM Closing Press Conference remotely must register to participate in the interactive Zoom, even if they are already registered to cover the MCM on-site. 



Register to cover the Closing Press Conference via interactive Zoom



For further information or to request interviews, journalists are invited to contact the OECD Media Office ([email protected]; tel: +33 1 45 24 97 00).


New: Photo Gallery Information


Throughout the MCM, photographs taken by the OECD Secretariat will be available online in the
OECD Multimedia Gallery. The photos can be freely reproduced but must be credited to the OECD: © OECD, 2024. 



Events open to media


30 April 2024

NEW:
SCHEDULED FOR

09.00 CEST

Technical pre-briefing for media
(virtual only – invitation to follow)

 

OECD will invite journalists registered to cover the 2024 MCM to a virtual pre-briefing to review media availabilities and on-site facilities. This briefing will be conducted in English with French and Japanese translation.

2 May 2024

08.15 CEST     

Media workspace open
OECD Conference Centre Room 4

 

OECD will provide journalists with a workspace with internet and electrical access. Ministerial events livestreamed on OECD TV will also be available for viewing here. 

 

 

09.00 - 09.45 CEST    

Economic Outlook
OECD Conference Centre Room 1

 

Prior to the opening of the MCM, the OECD will publish its latest Economic Outlook with analysis and projections for the world economy. OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann will present the Outlook with Chief Economist Clare Lombardelli. 

Media arrangements: 
o    Open to media
o    Separate registration required for remote participation via Zoom (see above)
o    A separate advisory will provide embargo and broadcast details.

09.50 CEST  

Ministerial Dialogue
Optimising global climate action through data, policy advice and increased international cooperation: the role of the Inclusive Forum on Carbon Mitigation Approaches (IFCMA)

 

OECD Conference Centre Room 1

 

Co-hosted by the OECD and by Japan as Chair of the 2024 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, this Ministerial dialogue will reflect on the role of domestic policies and international cooperation in taking forward the outcomes of COP28, including tripling global renewable energy capacity and doubling energy efficiency by 2030 and transitioning away from fossil fuel system in a just, orderly and equitable manner. Ministers and senior government officials will discuss how better data and information sharing, evidence-based mutual learning, and inclusive multilateral dialogue through the Inclusive Forum on Carbon Mitigation Approaches (IFCMA) can support countries in optimising the global impact of their emissions reduction efforts.

Media arrangements: 
o    Open to media onsite 
o    Webcast on OECD TV 

 

10.55 CEST       

MCM Side Event: Towards Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy AI
OECD Conference Centre Room 1

 

New: Hosted by Japan as Chair of the 2024 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, a side event before the Opening Ceremony will highlight the progress of the Hiroshima AI Process (HAIP) to date.

Media arrangements: 
o    Open to media onsite 
o    Webcast on OECD TV 

 

11.30 CEST 

Ministerial Council Meeting Opening Session
OECD Conference Centre Room 1

 

•    Opening Remarks by OECD Secretary-General Cormann
•    Keynote Address by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (TBC)
•    Remarks from the Vice-Chairs, Mexico and the Netherlands

This session will also include a short ceremony welcoming the Accession Roadmaps of Argentina and Indonesia.

Media arrangements  
o    Camera risers will be available in-room for broadcast media. 
o    Journalists on site may view the webcast from the media workspace.
o    This event will also be available to broadcast media via satellite feed; separate technical advisory to follow.

 

12.00 CEST

10th Anniversary of the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme 
OECD Conference Centre Room 1

 

•    Remarks by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (TBC)
•    Remarks by OECD Secretary-General Cormann 
•    Remarks from the ASEAN Chair, Lao People's Democratic Republic (DPR) 

The OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP), inaugurated in 2014, supports the region in its domestic priorities, policy reforms and regional integration efforts. Its structure is designed to encourage a systematic exchange of experience to develop common solutions to regional and global policy challenges. This celebration of the Programme's 10th anniversary will review its progress to date and include an announcement of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the OECD and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

Media arrangements: 
o    Camera risers will be available in-room for broadcast media. 
o    Journalists on site may view the webcast from the media workspace.
o    This event will also be available to broadcast media via satellite feed; separate technical advisory to follow

 

 

Further sessions of the 2024 OECD Ministerial Council on 2 May including the Ministerial Reception, will be closed to media. Escorted photo opportunities for still and video photographers from all media outlets will be available as follows. Photographers must assemble for photo opportunities in the media workspace (CC4) as follows:
 

 

14.55 CEST

Assembly for photo spray of Session 2: Free Trade & Investment
OECD Conference Centre CC4

 

Any photo opportunities not listed are open only to official OECD and Ministerial delegation photographers, or to pool cameras by invitation. Any pool arrangements will be clearly announced and displayed in the media workspace.

3 May 2024

08.15
CEST             

Media workspace open
OECD Conference Centre Gallery

 

Please note that the location of the media workspace will change on 3 May to the OECD Conference Centre Gallery on ground level.
 

 

All sessions of the 2024 OECD Ministerial Council on 3 May will be closed to media. Any photo opportunities not listed are open only to official OECD and Ministerial delegation photographers, or to pool cameras by invitation. Any pool arrangements will be clearly announced and displayed in the media workspace.
 

 

13.30 CEST

New: Assembly for photo spray of Session 6.2: Data Free Flow with Trust, Data Governance and Security
OECD Conference Centre Gallery – Media Workspace

 

 

14.45 CEST

New: Assembly for photo spray of Closing Session
OECD Conference Centre Gallery – Media Workspace

 

 

15.45 CEST

Ministerial Council Meeting Closing Press Conference
OECD Conference Centre Auditorium

 

•    Remarks by OECD Secretary-General Cormann 
•    Remarks by Ms. Yoko Kamikawa, Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (TBC)

Media arrangements: 
o    Open to media on-site.
o    Separate registration required for remote participation via Zoom (see above).
o    This event will also be available to broadcast media via satellite feed; separate technical advisory to follow.

 

 



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