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"Empowering youth means empowering individuals, families, communities and societies. The EU is committed to this through quality education, the provision of skills and by providing better opportunities for the most vulnerable", Rupert Schlegelmilch, one of the key speakers at the OECD Global Forum on Development.
The OECD-DAC convened at high level in Paris on 30 and 31 October to discuss about a range of issues of particular importance for international development such as how to enhance the engagement of private sector in development, how donors can improve effectiveness of their development actions and about the consequences of discontinuing ODA to countries that are not entitled to receive it any longer.
The State of the Union 2017: Catching the wind in our sails
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered today his 2017 State of the Union Address before the Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He presented his priorities for the year ahead and outlined his vision for how the European Union could evolve by 2025.
The 2017 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) brought together Ministers and top-level government officials from 50 member and partner countries to discuss ways to make globalisation work for all. The European Union (EU) was represented by the EU Commissioner for Trade, Mrs. Cecilia Malmström and the EU Commissioner for Financial and Economic Affairs, Mr. Pierre Moscovici.