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Thailand to Co-Host OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum 2021 for Regional Cooperation to ‘Build Back Better’ After COVID-19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will co – host the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum 2021 under the theme “Human Capital Development in Southeast Asia: Fostering Competitiveness to Build Back Better” in virtual format on Thursday, 20 May 2021 at 14.00-18.00 hrs. (GMT +7).

This year, the Forum will discuss policy enablers and responses to human capital challenges in the region. The Forum will emphasise the transformative impact of digitalisation on education and skills, as well as how to reshape the current education and skills strategies to enhance resilience and competitiveness of Southeast Asia’s human resources in a fast-changing world of work. H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, will deliver opening remarks in the Forum, along with H.E. Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, and H.E. Mr. Choi Joong-Moon, 2nd Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.

The OECD initiated the annual Southeast Asia Regional Forum in 2015 as a platform for OECD and ASEAN members to discuss cooperation and share experiences and best practices. Participants in the Forum include high-level representatives from the public sector, business community, academia as well as civil society of the OECD and ASEAN.

The Forum will be live streamed on

Published : May 18, 2021