World’s mayors gather in NYC for launch of Inclusive Growth in Cities campaign

NEW YORK CITY — Mayors of many of the world’s largest cities gathered at the Ford Foundation in New York City recently for a day-long event marking the launch of the Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign in partnership with OECD and the Ford Foundation.

To operationalize “Inclusive Growth” in cities worldwide, the OECD is launching this campaign to increase awareness of rising inequalities, refocus the debate on concrete solutions, and empower local governments as leaders in the transition towards more inclusive growth.

The creation of a network of mayors to promote Inclusive Growth, to be known as Champion Mayors, is a central component of this campaign. You can see the full list of Champion Mayors on the OECD website’s Inclusive Growth page. The mission of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

These mayors from cities around the world have been invited to participate in the launch; endorse the “New York Proposal for Inclusive Growth in Cities” and help shape a policy roadmap for inclusive growth in cities; and voice their support for an inclusive growth policy agenda in their cities and countries.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker said in a statement that this issue is also at the core of the work of the OECD and the Ford Foundation. “Today, we are taking this work one step further – to cities and regions, because mayors are among the best placed to champion the policies and practices on the ground that can reduce inequality and improve opportunities for all citizens,” said Gurria and Walker.

Source: Economic Development HQ

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