OECD Week 2017 Highlights: “Bridging Divides”

The OECD Forum and Ministerial Council Meeting 2017 took place on 5-6 June 2017. The Forum sought to better understand the various deepening divides in our societies, closely linked to the erosion of trust in the ability of governments to effectively improve lives, and the emergence of silos of opinion, post-truth and fake news that further contribute to feelings of isolation and polarisation. Forum discussions concentrated on concrete actions and measures to be considered to win back the confidence of those who feel left behind and treated unfairly, fearful of the impact of globalisation and the unprecedented speed of technological development.