OECD Global Parliamentary Network Plenary Meeting 2024

Agenda of the GPN Plenary Meeting

The meeting will offer an opportunity for Members of Parliament and OECD experts to engage in dialogue on a range of critical issues, focusing on OECD's key areas of work.


1 : April 3, 2024
06:45 - 07:15
Arrival & Coffee
07:15 - 08:30
Bilateral meetings with OECD Economic Country desks
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own country’s economy with an OECD economist working on their country, in informal breakout sessions.
08:50 - 09:00
Welcome and housekeeping
09:00 - 10:00
Opening session - OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann
10:00 - 10:45
OECD–Ukraine: Launch of the Parliamentary Group for Co-operation with the OECD in the Ukrainian Rada
On 6 February 2024, parliamentarians in Ukraine have created a Group of Friends of the OECD. As the OECD continues working in Ukraine, the Group in the Rada will: - Strengthen government-Parliament cooperation to improve quality of legislation and ensure sufficient stakeholder consultation - Enhance Ukraine’s alignment with key OECD and EU standards, including on public integrity, regulatory policy, infrastructure, and tax policy - Foster opportunities for peer-learning and co-operation through the OECD Global Parliamentary Network, which connects MPs from across the political spectrum and across the world
10:45 - 10:50
Group photo
10:50 - 12:00
Networking Lunch
Rooms: Roger Ockrent and George Marshall, OECD Château
12:00 - 13:15
Update on energy markets
IEA Executive Director, Dr Fatih Birol, will discuss the profound and long-lasting changes that are taking place in global energy markets and how they have the potential to hasten the transition towards a more secure energy system and to meeting global climate goals. He will also share his views on priorities policymakers need to focus on if the energy system is to fuel human prosperity without damaging our planet for current and future generations, and to do so in ways that are fair, that benefit the people who need it the most and that thereby maintain strong public support.
13:15 - 14:45
Global Economic Outlook
Chief Economist Lombardelli will discuss the latest economic findings from the OECD: Disinflation has been continuing. The impact of tighter monetary conditions continues to feed through to the economy, but overall global economic activity has been proving rather resilient. Outcomes continued to diverge across countries, with strong growth in the United States and many emerging-market economies and weaker growth in Europe. Pressures in labour markets are easing, with unemployment remaining at or close to record lows. As real incomes recover with the easing of inflation, growth is expected to strengthen over time. However, over the medium-term, the global economic outlook faces significant challenges linked to weak productivity growth, high public debt, population ageing, climate change and increased geopolitical tensions.
14:45 - 15:00
Coffee break
16:15 - 18:00
Salon du Parc


2 : April 4, 2024
07:00 - 07:30
Arrival and coffee
07:30 - 09:00
The state of global education: PISA 2022 results
Our schools today are our economies, societies and democracies of tomorrow. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) helps schools and policy makers shift from looking inward within the same education system to looking outward to learn from schools and policy makers across the world. This session presents the highlight of the latest PISA 2022 results and discusses how education systems around the world are providing quality teaching, ensuring equitable learning opportunities for all, and nurturing student well-being. PISA 2022 was also the first to compare data on student outcomes before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The results show how students and systems were resilient and be ready for the transformation.
09:00 - 10:15
AI governance and the role of the OECD
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming every aspect of our lives. It influences how we work and play. It promises to help solve global challenges like climate change and access to quality medical care. Yet AI also brings real challenges for governments and citizens alike. As it permeates economies and societies, what sort of policy and institutional frameworks should guide AI design and use, and how can we ensure that it benefits society as a whole? The OECD supports governments by measuring and analysing the economic and social impacts of AI technologies and applications, and engaging with all stakeholders to identify good practices for public policy.
10:15 - 11:15
Networking Lunch
Rooms: Roger Ockrent and George Marshall, OECD Château
11:15 - 12:45
Moving to a net-zero, circular, and nature-positive economy
The window of opportunity to secure a sustainable future is rapidly closing, with the “triple crisis” of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution manifesting itself through interlinking effects, such as severe droughts, species decline, and respiratory health problems. The three interlocking crises must be addressed together if we are to achieve robust and transformative shifts that will enable us to live within planetary boundaries. This session presents key OECD work on climate and environment, highlighting what policymakers can do to achieve their net-zero, biodiversity, and circular economy goals through effective and ambitious policy action.
12:45 - 13:00
Coffee Break
13:00 - 15:30
Special session on Reinforcing Democracy
Democracies are under unprecedented levels of pressure from within and without. The polarisation of political discourse, geopolitical tensions, public health and economic crises, and creeping foreign influence in democratic processes – all also fueled by mis- and disinformation – have tested citizens’ trust in public institutions and are driving many governments to strengthen and protect democratic values and processes. Launched at the 2022 OECD Global Forum and Ministerial on Building Trust and Reinforcing Democracy, the OECD’s Reinforcing Democracy Initiative provides evidence-based guidance and good international practices to help countries reinforce democratic values and institutions. Part 1: Integrity and Anti-Corruption Outlook Part 2: Facts not fakes: Tackling disinformation, strengthening information integrity