“Delivering prosperity” will be the overarching theme of the meeting, which is the summit in the OECD calendar. Kostas Karamanlis, prime minister of Greece (see editorial in this edition), will chair the discussions which will be held at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Quai d’Orsay.
Selected emerging and developing countries have been invited to send representatives to some sessions of the meeting. In parallel, participants are expected to join discussions at the OECD Forum 2006, which brings together leaders of governments, business, labour, civil society and the media to debate the issues on the ministerial agenda.
At the end of the MCM, 24 May, Secretary-General Donald J. Johnston will complete his second five-year term and will formally hand over office to his successor, former Mexican finance minister, Angel Gurría, who was appointed in November 2005.
The 2005 MCM was chaired by Sweden’s prime minister, Göran Persson. See "Making globalisation work for all"
©OECD Observer No 255, May 2006