Nowadays more and more cities start raising their voices and get involved in the international policy-making. People used to perceive cities as local governments that have nothing to do with global governance. Fortunately, this conviction is long obsolete since the cities are now more than ever involved in shaping global policies and initiatives. According to international law and the UN Charter, cities remain relatively powerless. However, recently cities find their ways to stride over the federal governments and participate in the international political arena. GPM Advisory Committee Chair, Sheila Foster, wrote an article on this together with Chrystie Swiney from Georgetown University. To find the article click here.