This year’s MCM will be held at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Quai d'Orsay) in Paris on 23-24 May 2006, and will be chaired by the prime minister of Greece, Kostas Karamanlis. The overarching theme will be “Delivering Prosperity”, and ministers from the 30 OECD countries will discuss the short-term economic outlook, economic stability and performance, reforms for growth and employment, trade and more. Selected emerging and developing economies have been invited to send representatives to some sessions of the meeting.
In parallel, ministers are expected to join discussions at the OECD Forum 2006, which takes place on 22-23 May 2006 at the Centre international des conférences in Paris. This will be the seventh annual Forum which brings together leaders of governments, business, labour, civil society and the media to debate pressing global issues.
©OECD Observer April 2006