The OECD Forum was the largest and longest conference that we, as a delegation, attended, however it was not the only one. We engaged in several meetings, workshops, and conferences over our time in Paris, leading to a brilliant accumulation of knowledge from a wide variety of sources. Read more to find out how we spent our two weeks in Paris - the right way.
‘… today’s global economy is increasingly volatile, meaning that human rights are frequently infringed upon and as a result, begin to mean less to those who fall victim to this.’
Who we met, where we went, and what we did, at the OECD Forum 2018. The OECD Forum was the largest conference attended by the NZ Youth Delegation on our trip to Paris, with a rich mixture of speakers and panels speaking to the theme of ‘What Brings Us Together’
‘… a large part of how the public understands policy is a result of media representation, and therefore, government officials deliberately choreograph their workings in the public eye, so that they have more control over the subsequent media coverage.’
If there’s one thing I learnt over the course of our training weekend, it was the power of people. The power of people to be catalysts for change on the world’s largest stages and the power of people’s small actions lifting others.
In an attempt to cope with the larger workload, I did some research on the best techniques for managing stress. Here are the top five techniques I came up with…
Eaquab acknowledges that yes, while the housing crisis is obviously a financial issue, it is also intimately connected to Aotearoa’s lack of empathy for others and our attitude towards renting.
Some reflection on the training weekend, one week out from the trip to the OECD Forum in Paris. Inside jokes, insightful conversations, and amazing guest speakers set the tone for what is sure to be an amazing journey..