Cities and regions

Join with us.

As part of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme network, cities and regions are internationally connected, supported to develop partnerships (with private sector and civil society) and tackle global challenges collaboratively on the local level.

Working to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, we are guided by the ethical framework of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact.

Engagement begins with becoming a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.

We encourage you to then become a supported signatory of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme – where participants can access the City Scan diagnostic tool, participate in capacity development webinars customised around city needs (including Communication on Engagement (CoE) reporting), publish achievements and progress, participate in events and be supported by a relationship manager.

You can go on to become a Leading level city or region – receiving 2 years of capacity development and facilitation support to implement investable, high impact, multi-partner sustainable urban development projects.

Our Innovating cities and regions educate and inform other cities from their innovative practice and the lessons learnt from urban innovation and multi partner sustainable development projects. This level is by invitation.

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See our key services and the most recent opportunities for cities and regions:

City Scan DiagnosticPublishing and ResourcesEventsCapacity BuildingUrban Scholars Expertise