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OECD Meetings 2004

OECD Meetings 2004

Please note that many of the meetings mentioned are not open to journalists but are listed as a guide to current OECD activities. All meetings are in Paris unless otherwise stated. This document is also available on the following OECD website at “Key Upcoming Meetings and Events”. All changes from last week’s issue are in bold.


5 Presentation of the Economic Survey of Germany by OECD expert Eckhard Wurzel. At the Federal Press Conference Centre/Bundespresskonferenz, Schiffbauerdamm 40, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

6 OECD statistics news release: Composite Leading Indicators.

16-20 World Water Week, annual symposium organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute. Stockholm, Sweden.

22-27 Libraries: Tools for Education and Development, World Library and Information Congress, organised by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

26 News briefing on the Development Centre's publication : African Economic Outlook, organised by the OECD Tokyo Centre. Tokyo, Japan.

26-27 Communicating in Higher Education: Image and Reality, conference organised by the OECD Institute of Management for Higher Education.

26-28 “Global Demographic Change: Economic Impacts and Policy Challenges,” 28th Economic Policy Symposium of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, with the participation of the Secretary-General. Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

27-31 Strategic management seminar (in Spanish and Portuguese) for university leaders in Latin America, organised by the OECD Institute of Management for Higher Education in collaboration with the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, Brazil.

30-31 Private Sector Governance and Integrity, workshop organised by the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs as part of the Baltic Anti-Corruption Initiative. Tallinn, Estonia.


2-5 Human Movements and Immigration World Congress. Barcelona, Spain.

5-8 School Bullying and Violence, international policy and research conference, jointly organised by the OECD Education Directorate, the Norwegian Ministry of Education, the Norwegian Board of Education and Stavanger University College. Stavanger, Norway.

7 Launch of the Spanish version of the OECD Economic Survey of Mexico (English version published in November 2003). 10 a.m. - videoconference at the OECD Mexico Centre, with OECD expert Bénédicte Larre presenting the chapter on migration. Mexico City, Mexico.

8-9 Workshop on Spam, organised by the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, and hosted by the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication. Busan, Korea.

8-9 APEC High Level Conference on Structural Reform. Tokyo, Japan.

8-10 OECD Seed Schemes, annual meeting of participating countries, organised by the Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. Vienna, Austria.

9 6 p.m.- News conference on the economic outlook for Mexico, further to the launch of the Spanish version of the OECD Economic Survey of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico.

9-10 Assessment Measures for Integrity and Corruption Prevention Activities in the Public Service, symposium organised by the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development.

10 OECD statistics news release: Standardised Unemployment Rates and Composite Leading Indicators.

11-12 UNESCO/OECD/Australia Forum on Trade in Educational Services, organised by the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI). Sydney, Australia.

12-18 Social Security: securing social justice, 28th General Assembly of the International Social Security Association. Beijing, China.

13-15 Choices and Responsibilities: Higher Education in the Knowledge Society, 2004 General Conference organised by the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE)/Education Directorate.

14 Publication of Education at a Glance 2004. News conferences.

14-16 Data Protection and Privacy, annual conference organised by the Polish government, with participation of the OECD. Wroclaw, Poland.

17-19 Promoting Responsible Stewardship in the Biosciences: Avoiding Potential Abuse of Research and Resources, high-level seminar organised by the OECD International Futures Programme. Frascati, Italy.

22 Renewable Energy, meeting organised by the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development, held at the offices of the World Bank. Paris, France.

23 Sustainable Mobility, meeting organised by the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development, held at the offices of the World Bank. Paris, France.

23-24 Ensuring Human Rights Protection in Countries of Destination: Breaking the Cycle of Trafficking, conference organised by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in co-operation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Helsinki, Finland.

27-28 E-Commerce to e-Economy : Strategies for the 21st Century, conference organised by Industry Canada. Ottawa, Canada.

27-30 The non-observed economy for Western Balkan countries, workshop organised by the Statistics Directorate. Participants will include national accountants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosova, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia.

28 Development Assistance Committee aid peer review of Italy. News release.

28-30 BioJapan 2004. Tokyo, Japan.


1-2 Promoting Policy Coherence for Development, a high-level workshop sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Participation of the OECD Secretary-General. Washington, DC, USA.

4-5 Annual meetings of G10 Ministers, the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Washington, DC, USA.

4-7 Youth Employment Summit (YES): Mexico YES Campaign: evaluating global progress on youth employment. Hosted by the Government of Mexico. Participation of OECD. Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico.

4-8 Annual debate of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. OECD participation. Strasbourg, France.

5 Financial Education, Pensions & Insurance Issues in the Baltic States, expert meeting organised by the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. Riga, Latvia.

6 Business Performance and Intellectual Assets, forum organised by the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry.

6-9 European Health Forum: global health challenges, European approaches and responsibilities. Organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and Women, with the support of ORF, and MSD. Gastein, Austria.

7-8 Network of Senior Officials from Centres of Government: using new tools for decision-making; impacts on information, communication and organisation. Annual meeting organised by the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development with the Turkish authorities. Istanbul, Turkey.

11-13 World Knowledge Forum, annual forum exploring the challenges of a knowledge-based society, organised by Maeil Business Newspaper, with participation of the OECD Secretary-General. Seoul, Korea.

19-21 Investment for Development: Forging Partnerships, OECD Global Forum on International Investment, organised by the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. New Delhi, India.

25-26 Challenges and opportunities of developing broadband in rural and remote areas, international workshop held in the light of the OECD report “The Development of Broadband Access in Rural and Remote Areas”. Hosted by the Portuguese Government and organised by the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. Open to the media. Porto, Portugal.


2-3 Asian Corporate Governance Roundtable, organised by the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. Seoul, Korea.

3-4 OECD Forum on Mexico to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Mexico’s adherence to the OECD. At the OECD Mexico Centre. Mexico City, Mexico.

10-13 Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, OECD World Forum on Key Indicators, organised by the Statistics Directorate. Palermo, Italy.

11-12 Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Development and Climate Change, organised by the Environment Directorate and the Development Co-operation Directorate.

17-25 3rd World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the Protection of Nature (IUCN). Bangkok, Thailand.


6-17 Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10), organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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