Crown Princess Mary attends OECD Global Forum in Paris

Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the opening of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Forum on Development in Paris.

The Crown Princess participated in the forum on the 4th and 5th of April; she was received by the OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría and Denmark’s Ambassador to OECD Klavs A. Holm on Thursday upon her arrival. She then went in to sign the OECD guestbook.

H.R.H Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD. Photo: OECD/Victor Tonelli

Photo: OECD/Victor Tonelli

The forum this year focuses on “Empowerment of Women and Youth” with politicians, members of the business world and other well-known figures are in attendance. Discussions included challenges women and youth face, as well as solutions focused on their empowerment.

Crown Princess Mary also attended a meeting with the Secretary General prior to the official opening of the forum where she delivered the keynote speech.

Photo: OECD/Victor Tonelli

Additionally, Her Royal Highness was a participant in the “OECD Global Forum Session 1 – The Economic Empowerment of Youth and Women in Developing Countries: What Are the Right Policy Levers?” which took place later that day. 

Crown Princess Mary listens as Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD delivers remarks. Photo: OECD/Victor Tonelli

Other speakers during the two-day forum included Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation; Lila Caballero-Sosa, Policy Advisor – ActionAid UK; Diane Coyle, Professor of Economics, University of Manchester and Director – Enlightenment Economics; and Anabel González, World Bank.

Mary also attended a dinner on the evening of the 4th with the Danish Ambassador in France.

According to the OECD, their mission is “to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.”

They provide a forum where “governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.” The OECD then works with the governments to “understand what drives economic, social and environmental change.”

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