International Organisations

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AFD

AFD fights for more than 70 years against poverty and in order to enhance development in countries from the South. AFD accompanies projects that reinforce the life conditions of populations, supports economic growth and protects the planet.   

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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.

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European Commission

The European Commission is an active and proactive player in the development field, promotes good governance, human and economic development and tackles universal issues, such as fighting hunger and preserving natural resources.

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The Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV) is an NGO which supports emerging and developing local authorities in accessing the necessary financial resources to finance their urban development projects. The FMDV is a technical assistance and financial engineering organisation. The FMDV supports local authorities throughout the entire urban development project process, from designing and planning programmes to funding, implementation, and assessment.

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The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is a 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. 

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The Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes develops the external policy of the French government, responsible of the development and cooperation policies, diplomacy and partnerships policies. 

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OECD - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

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.

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PPIAF is a multi-donor trust fund that provides technical assistance to governments in developing countries in support of the enabling environment conducive to private investment, including the necessary policies, laws, regulations, institutions, and government capacity. It also supports governments to develop specific infrastructure projects with private sector participation

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The World Bank

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.

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UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. It is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes.

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UN Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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.

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UN Women

Gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often denied access to basic education and health care. Women in all parts of the world suffer violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes. UN Women was created to address such challenges.

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UNACLA - United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities

 

UNACLA is a high-level group of selected mayors and representatives of local authority associations especially chosen on the basis of their local, national and international commitment to engage in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda. UCLG nominates 10 of its 20 members and the President of UCLG also chairs UNACLA.

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UNAOC – Alliance of Civilizations

The Alliance of Civilizations aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions. It also helps to counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism.

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UNDP

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

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UNESCO

UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.

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UNISDR

UNISDR’s core areas of work includes ensuring disaster risk reduction (DRR) is applied to climate change adaptation, increasing investments for DRR, building disaster-resilient cities, schools and hospitals, and strengthening the international system for DRR.

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World Water Council

The World Water Council’s objectives are to raise awareness about critical water issues at all levels of decision making, from the highest authorities to the general public, to identify critical water issues of local, regional and global importance on the basis of ongoing assessments of the state of water, and to develop a common strategic vision on integrated water resources management on a sustainable basis, and to promote the implementation of effective.