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  • Press Releases SMG 2336

    < Overview >

    • ○ Title: Third Meeting of OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth & Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change 2017
    • ○ Dates & Venue: October 19 to 20, 2017 / Conrad Seoul in Yeouido
    • ○ Participants: 300 of Mayors’ delegates, business leaders, organizations of Mayors’ agreements
    • ○ Topics
      Day 1: 1) Climate Change & for Inclusive Growth, 2) Creation of Fair Competition Environment for Small and Medium Enterprises
      Day 2: Roles of Local Governments to Implement the Agreement between Mayors for Global Climate Change & Energy

    < Programs >

    Category Oct. 18 (Wed) Oct. 19 (Thu) Oct. 20 (Fri)
    Main Program Welcome
    Opening Ceremony
    Champion Mayors’ Panel Discussion
    Presentation on Seoul’s case study
    Announcement of Seoul Declaration
    Parallel Thematic Session
    Mayors’ Roundtable
    Welcome Dinner
    Presentation on each city’s case
    Announcement of Seoul Declaration
    Presentation on Seoul’s case study
    Parallel Thematic Session on Climate Change
    Farewell Dinner
    Closing Ceremony
    Sub Program Seoul Tour
    (Seoullo 7017, etc.)
    Rounding at Seoul City’s Promotion Lounge
    Meeting & Face-to-Face Talk *Press Conference Meeting(1),  Face-to-face Talk(4), MOU(1), Honorary Seoul Citizenship Granting Ceremony(1) Face-to-face Talk(1)

    *Press Conference

    < Overview >

    • ○ Date & Time: 6pm – 6:40pm, October 18, 2017
    • ○ Venue: Press Briefing Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall
      ※ Simultaneous translation will be provided
    • ○ Interviewers: Seoul Mayor, OECD Secretary General, Christiana Figueres
    • ○ Subjects: Background of co-hosting of OECD meeting and Mayors Forum, agenda & expected achievements, and Q&A

    < Profile of Interviewers >

    Angel Gurria (Secretary General of OECD)
    Name Angel Gurria
    Born 1950(age 67)
    Education M.A. in Economics at University of Leeds
    Work Experience 2006 – Present Secretary General of OECD
    1999 – 2000 Minister of Finance of Mexico
    1994 – 1998 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
    Remarks Visited Korea for 20th Anniversary of Korea’s Joining of the OECD,
    Spoke a keynote speech at the Seoul Economic Democratization Forum
    (October 2016)
    Christiana Figueres (Former Executive Secretary of UNFCCC)
    Name Christiana Figueres
    Born 1956 (age 61)
    Education M.A. in Social Anthropology at London School of Economics
    Work Experience 2010 – 2016 Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
    2007 – 2009 Vice President of the Bureau of the Climate Convention in representation of Latin America and the Caribbean, UNFCCC

    < Participating Countries (As of October 11, 2017)>

    Category Name of Cities

    Paris (France), Dallas (US), Otsu (Japan), Braga (Portugal), Santa Monica (US), Teheran (Iran), Merida(Mexico), Saltillo (Mexico), Curridabat (Costa Rica), Quillota (Chile), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Tansen (Nepal), Chefchaouen (Morocco), Honiara (Solomon Islands), Tangerang (Indonesia), Yangon (Myanmar), Panama City(Panama), Marrakesh (Morocco)

    Vice Mayors

    Stockholm (Sweden), Saint Petersburg (Russia), Ankara (Turkey), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Jakarta(Indonesia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Vientiane (Laos), Hanoi(Vietnam)


    New York(US), Tokyo(Japan), Barcelona(Spain), Pasig (Philippines), Paranaque (Philippines), Changchun (China), Guangming Xingu(China), Marikina (Philippines), Adis Ababa (Ethiopia)

    * The blue indicates the Capital of each country.