United States Set To Participate in OECD Forum and Ministerial

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 3, 2014

A high-level United States delegation will participate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum and Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) on “Resilient Economies and Inclusive Societies” in Paris, France, May 5-7. U.S. Government participation includes United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Jason Furman, Under Secretary of State Catherine Novelli, U.S. Ambassador to the OECD Daniel Yohannes, Assistant Secretary of State Charles Rivkin, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State William Craft.

At the OECD Ministerial, the United States will advance efforts to create a level playing field for U.S. businesses, promote a more open and outward-oriented OECD, and ensure the OECD remains modern and relevant.

The United States is a founding Member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an international organization composed of 34 democratic countries with market-based economies. Through its cross-country economic research, policy recommendations, and peer reviews, the OECD provides the United States a tool for extending best practices and establishing global standards.

The OECD Forum is open to credentialed members of the media. For media opportunities at the Forum, please visit http://www.oecd.org/forum/programme/

For more information, contact Zoë Mezin in Paris at mezinzl@state.gov or +33 6 07 90 43 84.

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