The OECD is the preeminent intergovernmental agency focused on economic issues and global cooperation. Scholars participate in research and discussion related to economic development, technology, governance and business. The forum brings together leaders and influencers from all sectors of civil society, the private sector, former and current heads of state, academics and the media to discuss pressing global problems. Global Voices scholars gain an insight into global negotiations and contribute solutions to global challenges.

In 2016, less than 30 of the nearly 4000 attendees were aged under thirty, six were Global Voices scholars. This is a truly unique and rare opportunity for young people.


Suitable for students and young people from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds!

In 2019, Global Voices has partnered with the University of Sydney - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Curtin University, QUT Business School, the University of South Australia, Central Queensland University, and the University of Melbourne - Faculty of Business and Economics, to deliver the OECD program. Students at our partner institutions are encouraged to apply to participate in our OECD Scholarship Program by clicking on the buttons below:



Highlight meetings from our 2016 delegation (Paris):

  • Ambassador Brian Pontifex, Australian Permanent Representative to the OECD

  • Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD, and former Prime Minister of Finland

  • Anthony Rottier, Executive Director of the OECD

  • George Mina, Australian Ambassador to UNESCO

  • Kelsey Burns, Counsellor of Agriculture and Trade Directorate, OECD

  • Andreas Schaal, Head of the Sherpa Office and Global Governance Unit, OECD

  • David Bradbury, Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD, and former Australian MP and Minister Farah Mohamed, CEO of G(irls)20