Media Advisory - OECD Ministerial Council Meeting 7-8 June 2023


30/05/2023 - The 2023 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level, chaired by the United Kingdom with Costa Rica and New Zealand as Vice-Chairs, will take place on 7-8 June 2023.

The Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level (MCM) is the OECD’s highest-level forum, attended by ministers of finance, economy, foreign affairs, trade and other government departments from OECD Member and Partner countries, and by representatives of International Organisations. 

The theme of this year’s MCM is “Securing a Resilient Future: Shared Values and Global Partnerships.”  The meeting will focus on together addressing challenges to our collective economic resilience, while upholding our shared values, and building and nurturing partnerships with countries beyond the OECD membership. Areas of focus on the agenda are:

  • Economic resilience: policies for a strong, inclusive growth and economic values,
  • Future frontiers: innovative technology for net zero economies, and
  • Global partnerships: a long-term commitment to the Indo-Pacific region.

The agenda is underpinned by an emphasis on core shared values, in particular gender equality and harnessing and developing all the talent and diversity within our societies.

Selected sessions of the MCM and related events, including the OECD Global Forum on Technology and a presentation of the OECD Economic Outlook, will be open to media on-site and virtually as shown below. Additional media briefings may be scheduled. Media workspace and interview locations will be provided, and a virtual media kit will be made available.

For further information, or to request interviews, journalists are invited to contact the OECD Media Office (; tel. +33 1 4524 9700).

Events open to media

Tuesday 6 June 2023

  • 09.30 – 10.45 CEST    OECD Global Forum on Technology Opening Session
    This inaugural Forum will track three cross-cutting themes: 1) how can a more responsible and rights-oriented technology development and deployment be ensured? 2) how can emerging technologies foster resilient societies and better address climate change? and 3) how can technology policy better anticipate and bridge digital and technological divides?
  • 17.30 – 18.00 CEST    Closing Session 

Register by 1 June to cover opening and closing sessions on-site
Follow the opening and closing sessions online


Wednesday 7 June 2023

  • 09.00 – 09.45 CEST    Economic Outlook
    The OECD will publish its latest Economic Outlook, with analysis and projections for the world economy. OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann will present the Outlook with Chief Economist Clare Lombardelli. Full advisory to follow with embargo and broadcast details.

Register to cover the Economic Outlook launch on-site
Register to cover the launch via interactive Zoom

  • 10.15 – 11.15 CEST    Ministerial Council Meeting Opening Session
    • Opening Remarks by Secretary-General Cormann
    • Keynote Address by UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, The Rt Hon James Cleverly MP
    • Remarks from the Prime Minister of Ukraine, H.E. Denys Shmyhal
    • Remarks from the Vice-Chairs, Costa Rica and New Zealand
    • Remarks from the G20 Presidency, India
    • Remarks from the ASEAN Presidency, Indonesia

Register to cover the Opening Session on-site
Watch the webcast here


Thursday 8 June 2023

  • 14.30 – 15.00 CEST    Ministerial Council Meeting Closing Press Conference
    • Remarks by UK Foreign Secretary Cleverly
    • Remarks by OECD Secretary-General Cormann

Register to cover the Closing Press Conference on-site
Register to cover the launch via interactive Zoom

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