Cities Alliance Annual Meeting Documentation Part 1

16 October 2012
 Dear Consultative Group Members,


Please accept my sincere apologies for the additional delay in sending you the attached material. The delay was partially caused by the diversion of secretariat resources to undertaking the evaluation of the options for the hosting and location of the Cities Alliance, and also because of our need to revisit the agenda to ensure that sufficient time was made available to discuss this very important issue. Accordingly, we have had to sacrifice the discussion on national Urban Policies, in itself partially a continuation of the Maputo meeting. We will seek an opportunity to reschedule this important discussion for interested members in early 2013. 


I can confirm that the final reports will be ready for circulation this coming Friday, 19th October. These will include the Evaluation on the Location and Hosting of the Cities Alliance Secretariat, for which additional discussion time has been allocated. Additionally, we will also be circulating the Portfolio Review, and the Financial and Budget Report for FY2012-2013.


Attached you will find one PFD file containing the balance of the documentation for the forthcoming Annual Meetings. Please also take a look a the Ministry of Construction's website for the Vietnam Urban Forum.

For your convenience, all meeting documents are also posted on the Cities Alliance website under the Members Section. Please create a personal login to access the page.


If you have not already done so, kindly please confirm your participation to Sid Henderson ( and make your hotel reservations at the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel, promotion code: GWORB at a rate of USD140/night (tax not included).


We look forward to seeing you in Hanoi. Please look out for our next email on Friday 19th.

Best wishes, 

William Cobbett
Cities Alliance
1818H Street, NW
Washington DC

Annual Meeting Documents Part 1 (4.22MB )