Tuesday, March 05, 2013
EVENT: OECD 2013 Global Forum on Development
The OECD Global Forum on Development (GFD) will take place in Paris on April 4 and 5, 2013. The GFD will be the first in a series of three forums to be held over the next three years focusing on “Preparing for the Post-2015 World”. These events provide a venue for high-level policy makers, academia, civil society and the private sector to exchange perspectives and explore challenges, opportunities and lessons learned about current poverty reduction policies and methods for fostering social cohesion and progress. Perhaps the most important insight about poverty in the last twenty years is that the vision in the UN Millennium Declaration - of creating an environment conducive to the elimination of poverty - is achievable. These global fora held from 2013 through 2015 will focus on what this means to all those working toward this vision.
The OECD’s Development Co-operation Directorate, the OECD Development Centre, the Statistics Directorate and Paris 21 (a global partnership of national, regional and international statisticians, analysts, policy-makers, development professionals and other users of statistics) are hosting this GFD in co-operation with the European Report on Development and Jeune Afrique.