What is the Cities Alliance?
The Cities Alliance is a global partnership for urban poverty reduction and the promotion of the role of cities in sustainable development.
Cities Alliance Members
The Cities Alliance partnership features a broad range of members, including: local authorities, national governments, non-governmental organisations, multi-lateral organisations, and Associate Members. For our current membership, please see Our Members.
What does the Cities Alliance do?
The Cities Alliance’s overall strategic objectives are to support cities in providing effective local government, an active citizenship and an economy characterised by both public and private investment. The Cities Alliance seeks to realise this goal by:
How do we work?
The Cities Alliance partnership works through four business lines:
The Cities without Slums Action Plan
The first act of the Cities Alliance after its establishment in 1999 was to produce the Cities Without Slums Action Plan, which created a proposed target of improving the lives of 100 million slum dwellers by the year 2020—the first time such a measurable target had been set in the international development arena.
South African President Nelson Mandela agreed to serve as patron of the Action Plan, which was subsequently incorporated into the United Nations Millennium Declaration in 2000 as Target 11 of the Millennium Development Goals. (More about the Cities Without Slums Action Plan.)