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Each year, the OECD invites a selection of key Forum speakers, as well as other influential thinkers, to write in its OECD Yearbook, an annual publication distributed to all Forum participants. This year, after many years of absence, this important publication includes a Hungarian speaker as well. Taking this opportunity, we bring you the contribution of H.E. Ms. Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs, published in the OECD Yearbook of 2016.

The Family-friendly governance in response to demographic challenges article can be read in its full length on the OECD Forum website.

Short bio

Ms. Katalin Novák is State Secretary for Family and Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary

Ms. Novák worked for nine years at different departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary (MFA). Later she was appointed as Ministerial Advisor to the Minister’s Cabinet in the MFA, a position she held for two years. Prior to her appointment as State Secretary in 2014, Ms. Novák was the Head of the Minister’s Cabinet in Ministry of Human Capacities, and also served as Ministerial Commissioner responsible for Francophone Affairs at the MFA. Ms. Novák has an M.A. in Economics, with a major in International Relations/European Studies, and minor in Environmental Management. She also holds a degree in French and European Community Law from University Paris X-Nanterres.