OECD Forum 2019: World in Emotion

May 20-21, 2019 / Paris, France


The OECD Forum
was created in 2000 to discuss the key economic and social challenges on the international agenda. It is an important part of the annual OECD Week that also features the OECD main Ministerial meeting, and seminars linked to key international fora (G20). This 2-day public engagement event gathers high-level government representatives, CEOs, leaders from civil society and trade unions as well as prominent members of academia and media.

Shifting politics, globalization, digitization, aging populations – the speed at which they are developing and the breadth of their impact are testing the resilience of our social fabric, calling for a deeper reflection on the set of human values, ethics, and aspirations that bind us together, as well as the type of society in which we want to live. While these changes may create new opportunities for some, they are a frightening prospect for others. The 2019 OECD Forum will reflect on what needs to happen to ensure such changes and opportunities bring us together, rather than divide us.

Read more about this year’s Forum themes.

 

Latest Developments

We keep our members and partners in touch with the most recent updates and opinions in the worldwide dialogue on population longevity and related issues.

Older Americans Will Suffer If White House Cuts HIV Funding

President Trump’s latest proposal would allow health insurance plans to limit the HIV/AIDs medications they cover through Medicare Part D. Patients relying on Medicare Part D, would be one of six “protected classes” now denied access to their needed medicines. The proposal is shortsighted, as it surely will not save the costs projected in the proposed budget.

How Merrill Lynch Is Planning for Its Customers to Live to 100

The world is getting older. Children born in the developed world today can anticipate living to 100 and beyond, and those of us arriving at old age in good health stand a very good chance of living into our 90s. These shifts will change the workplace environment, and also offer companies new economic opportunities.

The Longevity Economy: Why Seniors Are a Fast-Growing Emerging Market

It’s the mother of all untapped markets: the world’s 65-plus population. Already at a historical high of over 600 million people, it’s projected to hit a full billion by 2030, and 1.6 billion by 2050. And unlike many other fast-growing markets, this expansion will take place primarily in wealthy countries. As