The United Nations System Network on Rural Development and Food Security, promoted by FAO, IFAD and WFP, combines the exchange of best practices among network members with country-level theme groups. The groups include civil society, governments, donors and UN system organizations.

National Cleaner Production Centres, promoted by UNEP and UNIDO, are working with the multinational chemical corporation BASF on eco-efficiency programmes for small and medium sized enterprises to access methods of analysis and to introduce new production processes at the highest international standard.

The Cities Alliance, promoted by UN-HABITAT and the World Bank, is a global alliance of cities and their partners committed to improving the living conditions of the urban poor, by preparing city development strategies and large-scale slum upgrading programmes.