UCLG represents the interests of local governments on the world stage. The organization’s mission is to be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments. UCLG has a decentralized structure with 7 Regional Sections in Africa (UCLGA), Asia-Pacific (ASPAC), Euro-Asia, Europe (CEMR), Latin America (FLACMA), Middle East and West Asia, North America and a Metropolitan section (Metropolis).
ICLEI is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting and information services to support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level.
US Conference of Mayors (USCM)
USCM is the American official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Its main roles are to promote the development of effective national urban/suburban policy, to strengthen federal-city relationships, to provide mayors with leadership and management tools and to create a forum.
UN-HABITAT is the United Nations agency for human settlements. Their principal roles are to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
Global coalition of cities and their development partners committed to scaling up successful approaches to poverty reduction. The organization supports cities in preparing city development strategies that link their economic growth and poverty reduction, often including citywide slum upgrading strategies.
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy. Their main objectives are to support sustainable economic growth, boost employment, raise living standards, maintain financial stability, assist other countries' economic development and contribute to growth in world trade.
The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Its mission is to fight poverty for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.
FAO is an international organization aiming to eradicate hunger. It acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate. It also helps developing countries, modernizes and improves agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensures good nutrition for all.
National / Local Associations
NIUA is a premier institute for research, training and information dissemination in urban development and management in India. Its mission is to provide policy prescriptions, innovations for better local governance, information and training inputs to all those concerned with improving the living conditions and quality of life of urban residents.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Through its programme Connected Urban Development (CUD) , CISCO has created a partnership with leading cities to help urban areas reduce their carbon emissions while enhancing the quality of urban life.
The Urban Age Institute fosters leadership and innovation between and among cities in areas of strategic urban planning, urban policy and management, sustainable environmental planning, and poverty reduction.
Its solid presence in Europe has made GDF SUEZ Global Energy a world player and key reference in energy matters, being the largest natural gas trader in the whole of Europe, the world’s leading independent electricity producer and the number one supplier of energy services to businesses and local authorities in Europe.