United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA)
UN-Habitat has a special relationship with local authorities all over the world, including mayors, councilors and their municipalities to foster, strengthen and maintain dialogue with central and local governments.
This is done in collaboration with members of the United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA), a high level group of selected mayors and representatives of umbrella organizations of local authorities specially chosen by UN-Habitat’s Executive Director on the basis of their local, national and international achievements in the context of the implementation of the Habitat Agenda.
UNACLA seeks to offer a positive and innovative vision of the future of the world’s cities, and helps guide and advise the Executive Director of UN-Habitat on issues related to the implementation of the Habitat Agenda and the two Global Campaigns on Secure Tenure and Good Urban Governance, launched and coordinated by the agency in collaboration with all Habitat Agenda partners, including local authorities.
It also works closely with governments in the Governing Council that oversees UN-Habitat, as well as other bodies in the United Nations System.