Learn more about the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) and how your city can join hundreds of other municipalities in the fight against social exclusion and urban poverty.

A view of passengers aboard trains connecting the suburbs of Kolkata, India. The Asia-Pacific region is urbanizing rapidly with 1.77 billion people, 43% of the region's population, living in urban areas.

WACAP Global Forums

For almost two decades, cities have been coming together every two years to forums hosted by WACAP to share experiences about how cities can work together to create a more sustainable future.



Ahmedabad, India

The city of Ahmedabad has developed innovative methods of obtaining additional financial resources by issuing municipal bonds and by borrowing from the international credit market. Read More

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logo-unossc1A New Era

Though launched in 1995 by the UN Development Programme, the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty moved, in 2014, to the UN Office for South-South Cooperation.  This shift is heralding new opportunities to build upon important synergies for strengthening triangular and south-south cooperation among traditional donors, emerging donors and partner cities – a goal that is central to the WACAP mission, and in the full spirit and mandate of UNOSSC. Read More


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