UN Global Compact - Cities Programme

As the urban arm of the United Nations Global Compact – the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative – the Cities Programme works with cities, regions and partners to progress social equity and justice, environmental sustainability and good governance in the urban environment.

World Vision

World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide (including 2.4 million children). World Vision has 22,500 staff members working in 96 countries.


RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise and one of Australia’s original tertiary institutions. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and outcome-oriented research.

Resilient Melbourne is partnering with the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme to organize the Urban Thinkers Session on Resilience. The City of Melbourne is a participant in the 100 Resilient Cities challenge, fully funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The aim of this initiative is to help cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges of the 21st century.