04/12/2020 - Updated on 10/12/2020
OECD Leaders will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the OECD Convention on 14 December 2020, inaugurating a series of events with key stakeholders in observance. While looking back at the OECD’s history – with a focus on the transformations of the last decade – Leaders and other participants will reflect on the global economic, social and environmental situation, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and recovery, and discuss the opportunities and challenges for multilateralism and the role of the OECD today.
The commemoration will be co-hosted by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron; the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón; and the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría. A number of other OECD Heads of State and Government will join panel discussions in person or via remote live participation.
The Leaders’ events will be accompanied by a series of stakeholder-focused debates, including a high-level panel hosted by Secretary-General Gurría and virtual OECD Forum events throughout the week. Visit oe.cd/60-years for more information and browse the brochure "The OECD at 60".
REGISTRATION: All events will be open to media via webcast. Journalists may register to participate in the Forum virtual events.
INTERVIEWS: Media wishing to request interviews with the OECD Secretary-General or other event participants should contact Carol Guthrie or dial the OECD Media Office at +33 1 4524 9700.
LIVE FEEDS: All webcast events will have site embed codes available. Leaders’ events will be provided for broadcast via Globecast/SERTE. Technical details to follow in a separate advisory.
UPDATES: Events, participants, background information, and other details are available and will update regularly at http://www.oecd.org/60-years/.
EMBEDS: Codes to embed each live event are available. Please contact PACEvents@oecd.org.
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