Brazilian officials meet at OECD’s head office in Paris
FGV Projetos held a meeting on March 29, at the head office of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris, with the unit’s directors, OECD representatives, authorities from Brazil’s Judiciary Branch and the country’s Embassy in France. The purpose of the meeting was to provide the OECD with insights into the current profile of Brazil’s Judiciary Branch, and strengthen the partnership between FGV and the organization, reinforcing efforts to share knowledge and expertise among both institutions in the field of Law.
In addition to the Director of FGV Projetos, Cesar Cunha Campos, the unit’s Market Director, Sidnei Gonzalez, the Secretary-General of OECD, Àngel Gurría, and other leaders of the organization, the meeting also included the Minister of Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court (STF), Gilmar Mendes, the Minister of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), and the head of the Disciplinary Board of the Federal Court of Justice, João Otávio de Noronha, STJ Ministers Luis Felipe Salomão, Marco Aurélio Bellizze, Mauro Campbell Marques, Paulo de Tarso Sanseverino, and Ricardo Vilas Bôas Cueva, the Judge of the Court of Law of Rio de Janeiro and FGV professor, Ricardo Couto, and members of the Brazilian Embassy in France, Carlos Márcio Cozendey, Daniela Arruda Benjamin, and Joaquim Morais.
During the meeting, the magistrates presented the current profile of Brazil’s Judiciary branch, discussing and drawing comparisons between the legal practices in the country and overseas. The Secretary-General of the OECD pointed out positive prospects regarding Brazil’s addition to the organization, and presented some of the main projects currently developed by the institution in the country.
Working as partners since 2010, FGV Projetos and the OECD constantly collaborate in exchanging knowledge across several different fields, such as economy, agriculture, energy, and urbanization, among others. A series of initiatives were developed under this partnership, including studies, publications, international seminars and events, particularly the OECD Forum, which gathers government leaders, executives, unions, civil society, academia, and press members every year to discuss the main global social and economic challenges.
FGV is also responsible for translating, updating and promoting the “Better Life Index” among all Portuguese-speaking audiences, which reveals the performance of OECD member countries in education, healthcare, housing, income and other central items for well-being.