Sweden & the OECD

On 14 December 1960 Sweden, along with 19 other countries, signed the Convention founding the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development.

Like all member countries, the Swedish government maintains a permanent delegation to the OECD and UNESCO. All members of the staff are Swedish citizens. The ambassador is the head of the delegation and represents Sweden in the OECD Council, which is the highest decision-making body.
Delegation staff

Every year, about 1600 delegates from Government Offices and other government authorities in Sweden attend meetings within the approximately 250 committees and working groups of the OECD.

The general experience is that participation in OECD work provides Swedish officials with needful information and insights in matters related to both domestic and international policy development. The Secretariat provides timely and high-quality analysis and reviews as a basis for decisions.

The OECD is an important forum for exchange of ideas and experiences, where the member countries can discuss and identify best practices. Members of the OECD  also get the opportunity to discuss with many of the actors of the world economy due to OECD’s co-operation with about 100 non-member countries and the G20 community.

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Last updated 30 Nov 2017, 5.17 PM