Why take action …
Poverty constitutes a violation of Human Rights. Eradicating it means reducing hunger and disease, reducing exclusion and lack of security, preventing social conflict, and providing better protection for the environment.
… within the Alliance?
To benefit from the experience of other municipalities.
To pool resources.
To increase the skills of the municipalities' elected representatives and employees.
To amplify the appeal to make combating poverty an absolute priority at every level in our societies.
How to join the Alliance
Or contact us:
World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty
c/o United Nations Development Programme
11-13 Chemin des Anémones
1219 Geneva (Switzerland)
Once your application is cleared by the WACAP Secretariat, your city will be contacted to provide a letter signed by a high level representative confirming your membership to the network.
The WACAP network is fee-based. Membership fees make up a share of the funds necessary to coordinate the Network, and are charged on an annual basis. We recognize the economic disparity between cities from different parts of the world thus membership fees are developed based on the size of the city and the country’s economic development.
A city joins the network once its Municipal Council has ratified the Appeal of the Cities against Poverty and starts to take part in global information campaigns on poverty, paying a contribution commensurate with its resources.