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The OECD and the World Urban Forum



7-13 February 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The OECD co-hostd and featured in several events at the 9th World Urban ForumCities 2030, Cities for all: Implementing the New Urban Agenda was the first WUF to focus on implementation of the New Urban Agenda, adopted in October 2016 at Habitat III

The Agenda results from unique consensus among all participating states and sets out a common vision and global standards for urban development in the coming decades. The New Urban Agenda comes at a critical moment, when for the first time in history over half of the world’s population is residing in cities. Cities, if planned and managed well, will become the main tool for sustainable development.

'Grow now, pay later' no longer an option for world's ballooning cities- Reuters feature article

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 Event information





OECD Events at the WUF9

National Urban Policy

Launch: The Global State of National Urban Policy
Co-hosts: OECD and UN-Habitat (Thursday February 8th, 10.00-11.00, Urban Library)
This report is the first attempt to monitor and evaluate the progress of national urban policies (NUPs) at a global scale, including analysis of 150 NUPs.
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Launch: National Urban Policy Review of Vietnam
Policy Highlights
Co-hosts: OECD, Vietnam MOC and UN-Habitat and GGGI (Thursday February 8th, 17.00-18.00, Room 409)
The first comprehensive NUP review in Southeast Asia, the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction, UN-Habitat and GGGI will discuss enabling green and inclusive growth.

The Second National Urban Policy Programme Partners Meeting (By invitation only)
Co-hosts: OECD, UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance (Friday February 9th, 12.30-14.30, Mawar Room, Impiana KLCC)
Partners of the National Urban Policy Programme (NUPP) will convene to report on the progress of this initiative and define future objectives.


Land Use

Governance of Urban Land Use (Thursday February 8th, 13.00-14.00, Room 403)
This side event will present global trends on city land use and discuss how to best achieve related policy objectives. High-level representatives from leading organisations around the world will discuss new approaches and good practices on the governance of land use.



Role of Cities for the Localisation of the SDGs (Friday 9th February, 9.00-11.00, Room 401)
The OECD’s ongoing project, A Territorial Approach to SDGs, as well as other international initiatives will be discussed at this networking event on policy actions to support SDG localisation. Cases from local, regional and national governments will be examined.



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