OECD Week 2013
It’s All About People: Jobs, Inequality and Trust
28 – 30 May 2013
High public debt, rising unemployment and a growing gap between those who are prospering and those who can’t make ends meet are causing citizens to doubt the ability of their governments to lead them out of the crisis.
During OECD Week – the Forum and the Ministerial Council Meeting – more than 1000 people from governments, big business, civil society and academia from some 60 countries will share views and national experiences on how avoid a ‘jobless generation’, narrow the gap between the haves and have-nots, and restore citizens’ trust in political and financial systems.
Tuesday 28 May – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will open the Forum.
Over the following two days, speakers and participants to the Forum will address three cross-cutting issues: inclusive growth, rebuilding trust in public and private sectors, and fostering sustainability.
Wednesday 29 May - Following the opening address by the Chair of the MCM, Norway’s Minister of Finance Sigbjørn Johnsen, Ministers of Economy and Trade from OECD and Key Partner countries will meet at the annual OECD Ministerial Council Meeting to share views on how to unlock a brighter future – to set the world on a new path to equitable, green and sustainable growth.
Their discussions will be informed by the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook. With detailed projections to 2014 and long-term scenarios to 2060, the Outlook reviews the impact of reform, the fiscal consolidation necessary, and outlines new sources of growth.
Thursday 30 May – Minister Johnsen, with the Ministerial co-Chairs Australia and Estonia and Secretary-General Gurría, will brief journalists on the outcomes of OECD Week.
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For more information on OECD Week - http://www.oecd.org/general/oecd-week.htm