Africities 3, in Yaoundé, in December 2003, has chosen as theme “Speeding up access to basic services within African local governments”. This summit marked the unification of the African local authorities movement, with the effective setting up of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, UCLG-A, that replaced CCRA, and the definition of its participation in the world local authorities movement. It placed decentralization and strengthening of local governments in the perspective of improvement of the living conditions of the people, and participation of citizens.