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Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE)

Launch of the OECD Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE), 25 November 2020

 

COVID-19 is reshaping our world and affecting people’s well-being in many ways. The crisis is also drawing attention on the socio-economic divides fracturing of our societies, and deepening these divides by hitting the most vulnerable hardest. We need to ensure that better lives for all, both now and in the future, remain at the heart of COVID-19 response and recovery strategies, and be our main priority. There has never been a more important time to create the OECD Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE) to continue putting people’s well-being at the top of the agenda. WISE will generate new data and solutions to improve people’s well-being and reduce inequalities and better understand the impact of policies and business actions on people’s lives today and in the future.

Download WISE's mission (PDF)

 Read the blog post "Towards a people-centred, inclusive, and sustainable COVID-19 recovery"by Romina Boarini, OECD WISE Centre Acting Director

 

Putting people’s well-being at the top of the agenda: Ensuring that recovery and reconstruction strategies put people first

  25 November 2020  |   Virtual high-level roundtable 

On the occasion of the launch of the new WISE Centre, the OECD Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General, Ministers and representatives of civil society who have all integrated well-being as a central part of their mandate and activities discussed how to ensure that recovery and reconstruction strategies prioritise people’s well-being and inclusion.
 

Agenda (download PDF)


Opening remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

Highlights (download PDF)

 

Watch the launch 

 

Speakers 

Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

 Angel Gurría
OECD Secretary-General

Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, OECD Deputy Secretary-General

Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen
OECD Deputy Secretary-General

Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Aino-Kaisa Pekonen
Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Saila Ruuth, State Secretary to the Minister of Social Affairs and Health

Saila Ruuth
State Secretary to Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Hon Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, Canada

 Hon Mona Fortier
Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, Canada 

Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, New Zealand

 Hon Grant Robertson
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, New Zealand

 Olivia Grégoire, Minister of State for the Social, Inclusive and Responsible Economy, attached to the Minister of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery, France

Olivia Grégoire
Minister of State for the Social, Inclusive and Responsible Economy,
attached to the Minister of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery, France

 Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

Her Royal Highness
Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

Martin Abregu, Vice President for International Programs, Ford Foundation

Martin Abregu
Vice President for International Programs, Ford Foundation 

     

Contact

For more information or questions, contact us at: wellbeing@oecd.org

 

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