The United States chairs OECD 60th Anniversary Ministerial Council Meeting, October 5-6, 2021

As the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) celebrates its 60th year, the United States chaired the Ministerial Council Meeting.  The U.S. delegation was led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and included U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Cecilia Rouse, and Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose Fernandez.

The two-day ministerial brought together ministers of foreign affairs, finance, trade, and other high-level officials of the 38 OECD partner countries under the theme “Shared values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future.”  As Secretary Blinken said in the closing press conference, this theme “ties together three of the most critical challenges that our countries face today: stepping up our response to the climate crisis, shaping the global economy in a sustainable way, and addressing deep-rooted inequities that hold our democracies and our economies back.”

Read more about the Ministerial Council Meeting:

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at OECD Opening and Keynote Address (Link)

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Blue Dot Network Discussion (Link)

What is the Blue Dot Network? (Link)

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann at a Joint Press Availability (Link)