Intl. Organizations & City networks

Women in Cities International (WICI)

Women in Cities International (WICI) is a non-profit network focusing on gender equality and the participation of women in urban development founded in 2002. WICI and its network acts as a consultant to local and national governments and international organizations in promoting gendered policies and programmes, furthering the greater participation of women, and increasing the effectiveness of action undertaken by women’s organizations at the community level.


UITP (International Association of Public Transport) is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. The association works for the promotion of sustainable urban mobility.


The OECD is an intergovernmental organisation based in Paris formed of 36 states. The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development aims to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

Global Taskforce of Local & Regional Governments

The Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments is a coordination mechanism set up in 2013 at the initiative of UCLG President and mayor of Istanbul, Kadir Topbas. It brings together the major international networks of local governments to undertake joint advocacy relating to international policy processes, particularly the climate change agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals and Habitat III.

C40 Cities

C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.


AL-LAs is an alliance of cities and local govenments of Europe and Latin America that boosts a new way of action and international cooperation from a local perspective. In this direction, AL-Las works giving support and strenghtening the internationalisation of its local government members for the benefit of its citizens.


Uraía is a platform for exchange about the possibilities offered by SMART technologies to innovate local public management. Uraia supports local governments in their effort to improve local finances, reduce the cost of public services and reinforce transparency and accountability by opening new channels of communication with the citizen.


The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, engagin in the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The main issues adressed by the organization are the fourth industrial revolution, the global commons and security.