The OECD Governance and Territorial Development Directorate has worked closely with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) on urban development issues. This webpage highlights the complex governance challenges that cities present and offers guidance on how they may be overcome.
The 2016 Forum will discuss the opportunities and challenges of the urbanisation process in Africa, looking into how to address informality in urban areas, the role of cities as drivers of economic transformation, and innovative ways to provide adequate and predictable financing for local governments and municipalities.
The Secretary-General attended the Petersberg Climate Dialogue VII and delivered remarks at the session on “Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development”.
The theme of the 2016 Forum taking place in Paris on 3 June is "New Challenges and Innovative Partnerships in a Shifting World". Key issues on the agenda include redefining partnerships to support inclusive and sustainable growth, and innovative policies to increase productivity and tackle inequalities.
Forum 2016, entitled Productive economies, Inclusive societies will be organised around the 3 cross-cutting themes of the OECD Week: inclusive growth and productivity, innovation and the digital economy, and international collaboration for implementing international agreements (COP21 and the Sustainable Development Goals) and standards (BEPS and automatic exchange of information).
The World Humanitarian Summit will be held in Istanbul on 23-24 May. The purpose of the summit is to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action to collectively address future humanitarian challenges.
The PARIS21 Annual Meetings fall shortly after the UN Statistical Commission where we expect to agree on an indicator framework for measuring the SDGs. This year we have organised a “tradeshow” where various partners can showcase and present their existing or new projects and initiatives that contribute to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals agenda.
The OECD will convene the 2016 edition of its Global Forum on Development on the theme of "From Commitment to Actual Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Policies, data and financing", on 31 March 2016 in Paris.
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) convened a High Level Meeting (HLM) from 18-19 February 2016 in Paris.
The OECD Development Centre is organising a high-level event to commemorate International Women’s Day and the 60th anniversary of the UN Commission of the Status of Women (CSW). The event will be moderated by Daniel Yohannes, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United States to the OECD.