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.