... is the urban arm of the UN Global Compact. Recognising the unique and complex challenges urban environments face, the Cities Programme works with the UN Global Compact’s network of city signatories to achieve fair, inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities and societies, through championing the 10 Principles and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Cities Programme provides diagnostic tools, resources, capacity building and project support to cities, to facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships which connect local and regional governments with the private sector, civil society and academic experts to support the local-level implementation of the SDGs.
The Cities Programme is administered by an International Secretariat, which has been hosted by RMIT University since 2007.
The UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, with 12,000+ participating businesses and non-business organisations across over 50+ local networks. Organisations who are part of the UN Global Compact do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environments and anti-corruption, and take actions to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.