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Global Events (90)

  • Policy Dialogue: science, technology and innovation for enterprise development: innovating on the digital frontier, 5 December 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Global Forum on Digital Security and Prosperity, 13-14 December 2018, Paris, France
  • Trade Policy Review Body – Overview of Developments in the International Trading Environment, 11 December 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
  • General Council, 11-12 December 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
  • African Forum for National Trade Facilitation Committees, 27-29 November 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Africa eCommerce Week: Empowering African Economies in the Digital Era, 10-14 December 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
  • African Economic Conference, 3-5 December 2018, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, 26-28 November 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

• Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure, 28 November 2018, Paris, France
• Perspectives on Global Development, 29 November 2018, Paris, France
• Global Forum on Competition, 29-30 November 2018, Paris, France

African Economic Conference

An “integrated continent” is a key pillar of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the theme of the 2018 African Economic Conference, which focuses on regional and continental integration for Africa’s development. The discussion will build on the outcome of the 2013 conference on Regional Integration in Africa and examine practical solutions to make the recently adopted Continental Free Trade Area a reality. The conference takes place on 3-5 December 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. Read more

Leaders’ Summit, 30 November-1 December 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Monday, 26 November 2018 17:35

Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, hosted by Kenya and partnered with the World Bank, will identify the economic benefits of healthy waters and capture donors’ commitment to help the world transition to a blue economy. It will be held on 26-28 November 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more

Women, young people, NGOs, entrepreneurs, trade unions, scientists and the academic community have made a positive contribution to the G20 Argentina 2018.
  • Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, 26-28 November 2018, Nairobi, Kenya
  • African Economic Conference, 3-5 December 2018, Kigali, Rwanda

  • Location Argentina
  • Fifth meeting of Finance Deputies, 26-27 November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fourth Sherpa Meeting, 26-28 November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Joint Meeting of Finance Deputies and Sherpas, 28 November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Working Dinner of Finance Ministers, 29 November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Leaders’ Summit, 30 November-1 December 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • DIME Seminar: Workhorses or White Elephants? The Effects of Earned Autonomy on State Owned Enterprises, 20 November 2018, Washington DC, USA
  • Chatham House Illicit Financial Flows 2018 Conference, 19 November 2018, London, UK

Eleventh Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, 20-22 November 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay

IORA Workshop on Financial Inclusion for Women Entrepreneurs, 10-11 December 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • Committee on Agriculture, 26-27 November 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
  • BRICS Science Academies dialogue, 3-4 December 2018, Pretoria, South Africa
  • BRICS STI Technology Transfer and SMME Forum, 3-4 December 2018, Pretoria, South Africa
  • BRICS meeting of Officials and Experts on Population Matters, 3-7 December, Pilansberg, South Africa
  • BRICS STI Advisory Councils Roundtable, 5 December 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Trade and Development Commission, tenth session, 12-16 November 2018
  • Launch of Least Developed Countries report, 20 November 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
  • African Forum for National Trade Facilitation Committees, 27-29 November 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • African Statistics Day, 18 November, 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Transport Infrastructure Development in Africa, 19-30 November 2018, Dakar, Senegal
  • Second meeting of Mining Regions and Cities, 20-24 November 2018, Darwin, Australia
  • OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy to explore future of wellbeing, 27-29 November 2018, Incheon, Korea

• Informal meeting of BRICS leaders, 25 November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
• BRICS STI brokerage event, 26 November 2018

• Committee on Trade and Development, 21 November 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
• Committee on Trade and Development – dedicated session on the monitoring mechanism on special and differential treatment, 21 November 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

  • World Bank Youth Summit 2018: Unleashing the Power of Human Capital, 3-4 December 2018, Washington, DC, USA
  • Sixth meeting of BRICS Sherpas/Sous-sherpas, 11 November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Informal meeting of BRICS leaders, 25 November 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • BRICS STI brokerage event, 26 November 2018
  • Global Outlook on Financing for Development, 11 November 2018, Paris, France <>
  • Internet Governance Forum, 12-14 November 2018, Paris, France
  • Committee on Agriculture, 26 September 2018
  • LDC/ACP/African Group Meeting, 27 September 2018
  • Public Forum, 2-4 October 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Trade Facilitation Workshop, 9 October 2018
  • Committee on Trade Facilitation, 9-11 October 2018
  • General Council, 18-19 October 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sub-committee on Least Developed Countries, 30 October 2018
  • Committee on Trade and Development – Dedicated Session on Small Economies, 1 November 2018
  • Workshop on Aid for Trade, 5 November 2018
  • Committee on Trade and Development – session on aid for trade, 6 November 2018

  • Location Bali, Indonesia
  • Global Infrastructure Forum 2018, 13 October 2018

  • Location Bali, Indonesia
  • International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings, 8-14 October 2018
  • IMF and World Bank: Fair and transparent taxation in the digital age, 10 October 2018

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Fifth Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum, 1-3 October 2018

  • Location New York City, USA
  • 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, 18 September - 5 October 2018

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration, 13 September 2018
  • Sub-committee on Least Development Countries, 14 September 2018

  • Location Washington DC, USA
  • Sovereign Debt: A Guide for Economists and Practitioners, 13-14 September 2018
  • 2018 Law and Financial Stability High-Level Seminar, 25-27 September 2018
  • Fourth Investing in Africa Forum: Deepening Investment Co-operation and Harnessing Innovation for Sustainable Development and Shared Prosperity, 6-8 September 2018, Changsha, Hunan Province, China
  • Fifth Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference, 7 September 2018, Washington, DC, USA
  • 2018 Development Finance Forum: Unlocking Investment Opportunities in the East Af-rican Community, 11-12 September 2018, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Seminar on Quality Infrastructure Investment, 12-13 September 2018, Tokyo, Japan

  • Location Paris, France

Blockchain Policy Forum, 4-5 September 2018

  • Youth 20 Summit, 13-19 August, Córdoba
  • Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting, 23-24 August 2018, Salta 
  • Third meeting of the Education Working Group, 3-4 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Joint meeting of the Education and Employment Working Groups, 4 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Third meeting of the Employment Working Group, 3-5 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • L20 Summit, 4-5 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Meeting of Education Ministers, 5 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Joint meeting of Education and Employment Ministers, 6 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Meeting of Employment Ministers, 6-7 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Third Sherpa Meeting, 8-9 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Third meeting of the International Financial Architecture Working Group, 10-11 September, Paris, France
  • Fourth meeting of the Framework Working Group, 10-12 September 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • First Meeting of the Business Women Leaders’ Task Force, 9 July 2018, London
  • Second Meeting of the Development Working Group, 11-12 July 2018, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
  • Second Meeting of the Task Force on Digital Economies, 31 July-1 August 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Civil 20 Summit, 6-7 August 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Location Argentina
  • Science 20 Summit, 24-25 July 2018, Rosario.
  • Second Meeting of Agriculture Deputies, 26-27 July 2018, Buenos Aires.
  • Agriculture Ministerial Meeting, 27-28 July 2018, Buenos Aires.
  • Second Meeting of the Task Force on Digital Economies, 31 July-1 August 2018, Buenos Aires.

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies), 23 July 2018

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies), 23 July 2018
  • General Council, 26-27 July 2018
  • Fourth Meeting of Finance and Central Bank Deputies, 19-20 July 2018, Buenos Aires
  • Third Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, 21-22 July 2018, Buenos Aires

  • Location Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2018, 17-19 July 2018.

  • Location Washington DC, USA

World Economic Outlook update, 16 July 2018

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Informal Committee on Import Licensing, 9 July 2018
  • Informal Committee on Customs Valuation, 10 July 2018
  • Informal Open-ended Negotiating Group on Rules (Fisheries Subsidies), 12 July 2018
  • Informal Open-ended Dispute Settlement Body - Special Session, 12 July 2018
  • Informal Open-ended Committee on Agriculture - Special Session, 16 July 2018
  • Informal Open-ended Council for Trade in Services - Special Session, 16 July 2018

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland
  • Committee on Trade and Development – Session on Aid for Trade, 3 July 2018
  • Council for Trade in Goods, 3 July 2018
  • Council for Trade in Goods, 4 July 2018
  • Informal Group of Developing Countries, 4 July 2018
  • Committee on Trade and Development – Dedicated Session on the Monitoring Mechanism on Special and Differential Treatment, 5 July 2018
  • Committee on Trade and Development, 5 July 2018
  • Working Group on Trade and Transfer of Technology, 6 July 2018
  • Informal Committee on Import Licensing, 9 July 2018
  • Second Meeting of the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, 2-4 July 2018, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Second Meeting of the Development Working Group, 11-12 July 2018, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina

  • Location Paris, France

“Firms, workers and disruptive technologies – ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth”; this will also be an opportunity to assess the extent to which the forum has helped uncover the factors behind the productivity slowdown.

  • Location Brussels, Belgium

On the margins of the World Customs Organisation…

  • Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy, Paris, France
  • Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation, Brussels, Belgium

  • Location Geneva, Switzerland

The OECD will release its latest analytical work on trade facilitation. Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy presents key findings on the state of trade facilitation reforms around the world, and shows why and how trade facilitation can contribute to lowering trade costs and increasing economic well-being.

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