OECD activities at the Paris Peace Forum – November 12-13, 2019, Paris


11/11/2019 - As a founding institutional partner of the Paris Peace Forum, the OECD will take a leading role at the 2019 Forum on November 12-13 at the Grande Halle de La Villette in Paris.  The Organisation’s expertise and experience in responding to global challenges will support the Forum’s call for collective action, with concrete initiatives to tackle inequalities and support international co-operation.

Key OECD activities are as follows. For further information, or to request interviews, journalists are invited to contact OECD Head of Public Affairs and Media Carol Guthrie or the OECD Media Office.

  • 10:20-11:30 on Nov 12: Launch of the Inclusive Growth Financing Forum: putting financial innovation at the service of social impact

With OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, OECD Chief of Staff, G20 Sherpa and Paris Peace Forum Steering Committee member Gabriela Ramos and Danone General Secretary Mathias Vicherat.


  • 14:15-15:15 on Nov 12: Launch of the OECD Observatory for Civic Space

The Observatory will support countries in promoting and protecting civic space. It will collect data on the most effective policies in this area, act as a knowledge-sharing platform, develop international standards and encourage governments to align their policies to them.

With OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, and OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa Gabriela Ramos. A panel discussion will be chaired by Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, Chief Executive Oxfam GB, with Patrick Gaspard, President Open Society Foundations; Katju Holkeri, Open Government Coordinator at the Finnish Ministry of Finance, and OECD Public Governance Director Marcos Bonturi.


  • 15:30-16:30 on Nov 12: High-level panel “Acting together for a world free from child labour and forced labour”

During the panel, the SG will present key findings of the forthcoming OECD-ILO-OIM- UNICEF report: Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains. Jointly authored by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF under the aegis of Alliance 8.7, this is the first ever attempt to measure these human rights abuses and violations on a large scale. The report responds to the call of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers in July 2017, and was delivered to them at their Ministerial meeting in Japan in September.

With OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, International Labour Organization Secretary General Guy Ryder and French Employment Minister Muriel Penicaud.

  • 16:45-17:10 on Nov 12: Presentation of the Niñas STEM Pueden project

Niñas STEM Pueden, a joint project of the OECD and the Mexican government, aims to challenge stereotypes and encourage young girls in Mexico to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics, where they are underrepresented.

With OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa Gabriela Ramos.

Other OECD activities:

  • 10:00-10:20 on Nov 12: Launch of the Gender Champions Paris Hub in the presence of President Emmanuel Macron, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa Gabriela Ramos.
  • 12:15-13:15  on Nov 12: “First anniversary of the Paris call for trust and security in cyberspace: building a multi-stakeholder approach to cybersecurity”, in the presence of French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa Gabriela Ramos.
  • 12:15-12:40 on Nov 12: Presentation of the Knowledge Partnership “Infrastructure for All” project.
  • 15:30-16:15 on Nov 12: Panel on “Aligning Private Finance with the Sustainable Development Goals” with OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa Gabriela Ramos, Bertrand Badre, State Secretary Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, and Abdoulaye Mar Dieye (UNDP).

During this panel, the UNDP, OECD, the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and their partners will announce the launch of a campaign and joint work on the alignment of finance with the SDGs. 

  • 10:15-11:15 on Nov 13: Panel on “Regulating AI by Consent: Involving Citizens in the Shaping of Artificial Intelligence Rules”, where the OECD’s AI Principles will be discussed as the first set of intergovernmental policy guidelines to ensure artificial intelligence is innovative but also trustworthy and respects human rights and democratic values.


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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