While economic growth has been driven mostly by cities and metropolitan areas, inequality has been on the rise. In response to this phenomenon, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) is beginning an initiative to increase awareness. Hosted by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the National League of Cities Institute, the event offers an opportunity for a conversation with OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría and other panelists.
GENDER, EQUITY AND SOCIAL INCLUSION AGENDA
The webinar was led by Hilary Anderson – specialist of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) – and Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian – Director of the Department of Social Inclusion (DSI), and was moderated by Alexandra Barrantes – Section Chief of the Equity Promotion of the Department of Social Inclusion and IASPN coordinator.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2015, define the development agenda for UN member states for the forthcoming fifteen years. The SDG framework, referred as "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", aims to bring an end to poverty, promote prosperity, equality and people’s well-being while protecting the environment, in a set of 17 ambitious and universal goals.