UNACLAUnited Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities
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The participants convened to make me the new president of the UNACLA as the current president of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).
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.
In accordance with established procedures, meetings of the UNACLA have been linked to international events of global reach such as World summits, Governing Councils, and non-legislative technical forums ?
In 2004, UN-Habitat and United Cities and Local Governments held a meeting in Barcelona on the theme "Local Governments: Partners for Development." At this meeting the executive director of UN-Habitat and six mayors selected by UCLG signed an "Agreement of Cooperation" aimed at expanding their collaboration on issues such as: (1) the global campaign on urban governance, (2) the global observatory of local democracy and decentralization, (3) localizing the Millennium Development Goals, (4) the international dialogue on decentralization, and (5) UNACLA. (39)
Would this be through participation in the UN system, including UNACLA, UN-Habitat's facility for monitoring global trends in sustainable urban development, and our examples of how local governments are involved in ten other agencies in the UN system?
It is the mayors and the presidents of the important local government INGO's that are members of UNACLA. With some mayors attending Davos and others the WSF, there are clearly different agendas.