This year’s Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level on “Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future” will take place virtually on 31 May-1 June 2021. It will include the launch of the OECD’s Economic Outlook and the transfer of leadership from current Secretary-General Angel Gurría to incoming Secretary-General Mathias Cormann.
The Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) is the OECD’s highest-level forum, attended by ministers of finance, economy, foreign affairs, trade and other government departments from the Organisation’s Member and Partner countries, as well as by representatives of other International Organisations.
This year’s MCM will be held in two parts, in May-June and in the autumn, under the Chairmanship of the United States with the Republic of Korea and Luxembourg as Vice chairs.
Topics for the May-June gathering will include: collaboration in the development and distribution of treatments and vaccines, exchanging information in tackling the pandemic, developing and implementing recovery plans to “build back better” and promoting policies to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges, and as well as promote a greener and more inclusive economy.