The OECD offers a comprehensive well-being programme which is comprised of activities derived from conventional and alternative medicine designed to improve your general state of health and well-being, including pilates, osteopathy, reflexology, social advisers, and onsite medical staff. Additionally, the OECD has an onsite gym and fitness facilities allowing easy access to affordable exercise and fitness classes.
ALORA is an association with over 2000 members that brings together active and retired OECD staff, the staff of the Member country delegations to the OECD, and the families of both. ALORA offers cultural, learning, social and sports activities, often under advantageous conditions. The range of such activities is broad, including for example football tournaments and musical shows, museum visits, bridge sessions, gym classes and quiz nights.
The OECD Women’s Network launched in 2016 organises activities such as an annual meeting, leadership lunches with female OECD leadership, speed-networking events with over 100 participants, and events with external speakers. In addition, the Network has launched an informal mentoring programme open to all OECD female staff to support networking at all levels.
As the OECD headquarters are located in Paris, most employees live in the “City of Lights”. In addition to the excellent food, wine, rich cultural heritage, diverse population and Haussmannian architecture, the capital of France has much to offer by way of international sporting and cultural events. The city is split into 20 ‘arrondissements’, each with their own character, and all connected by a vast network of affordable public transportation options. The two OECD headquarters are easily accessible, with a free shuttle service for staff members between the offices. Additionally, Paris has two international airports and several train stations connecting the city to the rest of France, Europe and the world.
A few OECD staff members are stationed in other cities including Berlin, Mexico City, Tokyo and Washington DC.