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  • Seoul Will Host the “2017 Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign”

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    “2017 Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign” will be held in Seoul under the sponsorship of the OECD and the US Ford Foundation. Mayors from 47 major cities including Seoul, New York and Paris will participate in order to put their heads together to deal with wealth inequality problems and discuss sustainable economic development.

    At the second meeting of the “Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign” held in Paris, France on November 21th, 2016, Seoul was announced as the host city for the third meeting.

    Mayor Park Won-Soon, along with other Champion Mayors from 42 major cities including Seoul, New York and Paris, launched the “Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign” in March 2016 in order to take the lead in solving the problem of wealth inequality.

    Seoul will put a focus on measures to address 99 to 1 inequality and divided society as well as share “Seoul’s economic democratization policy” with other cities around the world.

    At the Paris meeting going on right now, 47 Champion Mayors announced “Paris Action Plan” which includes the directions of four policy areas (education, labor market and human capacity, residential and urban environment, and infrastructure and public services) to address the wealth gap. At the 2017 meeting in Seoul, they will assess the implementation of the “Paris Action Plan” and announce “Seoul Declaration (tentative name)” which will prepare for the next stage.