Speeches / Presentations


  • 17-October-2016

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    Implementing the New Urban Agenda through National Urban Policy: Ministerial Perspectives

    It is a pleasure to be here in Quito for a unique event that comes round only every 20 years. Habitat III is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rewrite everything we know about cities. And it is timely. For the first time in history over half of humanity lives in urban areas. By 2050 it will be nearly 70%. Urban policy is at the coalface of human and economic development, it’s key to our progress, and our well-being.

  • 17-October-2016

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    A mission to promote inclusive growth in cities

    Each and every one of us here in Quito is united in a single mission: to promote stronger, sustainable and inclusive growth. And to deliver, we must rely on cities! It is a mission that we will enshrine in the Declaration on the Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements for All that will be adopted in Quito. And it is the mission at the heart of the OECD’s Inclusive Growth in Cities Initiative.

  • 17-October-2016

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    Launch of the National Urban Policy Programme

    We gather in Quito to chart the road ahead for our cities and societies. Today, more than 50% of the world’s population live in cities, and by 2100 that proportion will have surpassed 85%. This translates into great promise for reinvigorating growth, addressing our social and environmental challenges and ultimately enhancing people’s well-being.

  • 17-October-2016

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    All on board for inclusive growth in cities - Remarks at Habitat III

    We gather at a critical moment. No less than the future of our economies, our societies and our planet is at stake. If we are to rise to meet these challenges, then we need to work together to put people at the centre of our economies and ensure that no one is left behind!

  • 13-October-2016

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    Linking up the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda: Remarks at UCLG World Congress plenary session

    This is the metropolitan century. Today, more than 50% of the global population – and two out of three people in the OECD – lives in cities. By the time the century draws to a close, more than 85% of the people on the planet will live in cities.

  • 13-October-2016

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    5th UCLG World Congress: The path to inclusive growth in cities

    The OECD has a long track record of providing governments at all levels with data and policy guidance in areas like affordable housing, transport and local economic development. With our coalition of Champion Mayors, we are taking this work even further!

  • 18-September-2016

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    Remarks at OECD-UN Habitat event on Africa: The New Urban Agenda

    The size of Africa’s urban population almost doubled in the last decade, growing from 237 million in 1995 to 472 million in 2015. We expect that it will almost double again by 2035. Already by 2020, Africa will have the second highest number of urban dwellers in the world after Asia.

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    Launch of the 2016 OECD Territorial Review of Japan

    Japan's commitment to territorial development will be crucial in tackling the urgent challenge of population ageing and shrinking – a challenge which is the main focus of this report.

  • 16-October-2015

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    6th OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers: Opening remarks

    Today we are living in the “Metropolitan Century”. By 2100, around 9 billion people will live in cities, compared to just 1 billion in 1950. While urbanisation continues almost everywhere, it is especially rapid in developing and emerging economies. Since 2000, China has been urbanising at the equivalent of almost one Australia per year – that is more than 22 million new urban dwellers per annum!

  • 15-October-2015

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    Presentación del Estudio Territorial del Valle de México

    Me da mucho gusto estar con ustedes para presentar el Estudio Territorial de la OCDE sobre el Valle de México, otro fruto importante de la excelente cooperación entre México y la OCDE. Este informe debe entenderse como un complemento al Estudio de la Política Urbana de México que presentamos el pasado enero.

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