International Seminar on "Global Development Trends and Challenges Emerging in Asia: Making the most of the OECD Development Centre"
December 14, 2016
1. On December 19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the OECD Development Centre, will co-organize "Global Development Trends and Challenges Emerging in Asia: Making the most of the OECD Development Centre".
2. Founded in 1962 upon the suggestion by US President John F. Kennedy, the OECD Development Centre, composed of OECD members, emerging and developing countries, plays an important role as a key platform to facilitate policy dialogues on development in a variety of regions based on knowledge sharing and cases on development issues. On June 2016, Japan made the decision to return to the Development Centre for the first time in sixteen years and this seminar is the first event since Japan’s return to the Centre.
3. This seminar will be attended by Kiyoshi Odawara, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development, as representatives of co-organizers. Toshihiro Nikai, Secretary General of Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and Shinichi Kitaoka, President of Japan International Cooperation Agency will also attend the seminar and provide keynote speeches. The expertise and the work of the OECD Development Centre will be presented and the development challenges and economic outlook in emerging Asia will be discussed in this seminar.