Through their country programmes, for instance, they are strengthening "a framework to enhance cooperation between urban stakeholders, and public and private investments in urban communities", echoing the Paris Declaration’s themes of harmonisation, alignment, and ownership.In addition to grant distribution and monitoring efforts, the Cities Alliance also serves as "a medium for information and experience sharing between various local governments", to encourage the development of best practices in urban planning, mapping, and service delivery, with knowledge exchanges taking place in various fora.Three membership levels provide different access to and influence over OSGi technology specifications.
This move, from Washington DC to Brussels in 2013, corresponded with the departure of the Cities Alliance from the World Bank, at which point it fell under the auspices of the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), following a "partnership-driven selection process" to make it their secretariat and trustee."Peace must come to the Holy Land," Mr Obama told his hosts on arrival but he has made clear he was coming to listen rather than launch any new peace initiative.Benefits of membership: OSGi Alliance members determine how and when the OSGi Service Platform and specifications will be upgraded, expanded and enhanced, which can benefit the production and provisioning of member companies’ offerings.President Shimon Peres lauded Mr Obama as a "remarkable world leader" who had shown a deep personal commitment to protect Israel, taking implicit aim at a perception the US president is not sufficiently warm to the Jewish state."A world without your friendship would invite aggression against Israel... The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is an international organization focused on the development of infrastructure and community activities aimed to reduce barriers to data sharing and exchange, and promote the acceleration of data driven innovation worldwide.