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.

GCOA Partners on Campaign to Empower Elder Caregivers

(NEW YORK – May 20, 2019) – Today, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA), the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), and Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD launched the Power of Touch, a new awareness initiative to empower caregivers and others who engage with and care for older adults.

Working Longer and Differently: The 21st Century Innovation Model

To unleash productivity, innovation, and growth in the 21st century, we must realign discussions about the future of work to recognise the importance of aging and longevity – unprecedented, accelerating trends that are reshaping economies, societies and individual lives around the globe.

Global Coalition on Aging Calls on Governments, Health Systems, Employers, and Other Stakeholders to Prioritize Action on Eye Health

(New York –May 2, 2019) – Today, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) released a new white paper, titled A Life Course of Healthy Vision: A Critical Priority for the 21st Century, which upends the prevailing view of deteriorating vision as an inevitable consequence of aging and examines the health and economic impacts of visual impairment and vision loss.