Civil society


  • Watch the OECD Forum 2019 webcast

    The OECD Forum has emerged as a major international conference where policies and ideas are shared between governments, business, civil society and academia. It was an opportunity to gain insights into the global trends shaping our societies and take part in exchanges addressing these challenges.

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  • Dialogue with civil society organisations (CSOs)

    Read the Framework for dialogue between the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and civil society organisations (CSOs) whose goal is to offer CSOs a space to engage with and influence the DAC as well as for the DAC to leverage knowledge, capabilities and their role as advocates for fighting poverty and promoting gender equality, inclusion and sustainable development.

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  • I am the Future of Work

    A people powered initiative by the OECD, which aims to gather stories, insights and experiences about the way the world of work is changing, and the risks and opportunities it raises along the way. Workers, students, job seekers, employers, leaders are all the future of work. It is time to be part of the conversation: Have your say on what is your biggest hope for the future of work.

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Work with us

The OECD is committed to giving a voice to civil society stakeholders and helping ensure that their views are factored into the OECD’s work and hence making the OECD analyses stronger.

We engage with civil society through various ways: advisory committees that represent businesses and trade unions, regular consultations, as well as conferences and workshops where civil society organisations are welcome to contribute. Find out more.

Next events:

2019 OECD Forum - What's The Future of Employment Services? Meet Bob, The Automated Coach For Jobseekers
  • Online course: Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD)Our partner the UN Systems Staff College (UNSSC) will launch the second edition of its Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development online course. This five weeks course was developed in collaboration with the OECD PCSD Unit, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Hertie School of Governance.
    27 May - 28 June 2019

  • Forum: Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct 
    It will take place this year as part of the Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum, an integral event of Bangkok Business and Human Rights week, co-organised by the Royal Government of Thailand, AICHR, UNDP, UN ESCAP and ILO, with the participation of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.
    12-13 June 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Debate: What do teachers tell us about their work and what matters to them?
    Education Fast Forward (EFF21) will debate the findings from the latest OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) which asks teachers and school leaders about working conditions and learning environments at their schools to help countries face diverse challenges.
    19 June 2019, 2pm Paris time

  • Partnerships: In light of the upcoming High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development convened under the auspices of ECOSOC in July 2019, we are calling for expressions of interest to partner with the OECD on a number of side events on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) and SDG16 related themes including: The Governance Challenge of the SDGs, Access to Justice, Gender mainstreaming in public policy. Should you be interested in collaborating with the OECD in these areas and for further information, please contact us.


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