OECD Forum 2012

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Date: 23/05/2012

The OECD Forum is held back-to-back with the Ministerial Council meeting on 23-24 May and has become a notable feature on the international calendar. It gathers high-level speakers from all stakeholder groups – government ministers, CEO’s, heads of NGOs, academia and trade unions – and attracts a high-quality audience of some 2 000 invited participants. In addition to networking at the event, social media, blogs and international media are used to reach a range of audiences worldwide.

The most significant economic crisis of our life-time has led to a general loss of confidence in the ability to rise to current challenges. Key stakeholders are calling for a new policy agenda, and new approaches to economic and societal challenges that focus not only on growth, but also on openness, fairness and inclusion. There is a general call for a fairer, more equal society, with more transparency and accountability, and action against corruption, tax increases, the rising cost of living and social spending cuts. It is easier to express indignation than to offer constructive alternatives. Yet, the world needs solutions.

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