What We Do
Policy & Research
The Secretariat provides crucial support to UCLG ASPAC President, Co-Presidents and other governing bodies in the exercise of their leadership and duties, including through coordination and organization of annual statutory meetings and preparation of substantive documents. Furthermore, the Secretariat is tasked to translate UCLG ASPAC’s visions and strategic guidance into concrete impacts on the ground. In doing so, the Secretariat works with its members and partners in Asia-Pacific to advocate for the prominence and interests of cities and local governments; foster exchanges of knowledge, promote peer-to-peer collaboration; implement policy advocacy activities, and strengthen members’ capabilities and expertise through capacity enhancement projects.
The Secretariat operates under the leadership of UCLG ASPAC Secretary General, supported by a team of 37 members, both core and project staffs, who are responsible for a broad-range of UCLG ASPAC’s work and activities throughout Asia-Pacific region. The Secretariat’s team has significantly expanded in the past five years, as resulted by the dynamism of local governments and their significance in implementing the global development agendas, stronger demand for local-level international cooperation, as well as growing need for technical and knowledge support.
To promote strong and effective democratic local self-government throughout the region/world by fostering unity and cooperation among members.
To ensure the effective political representation of local government to the UN and other international communities.
To be the worldwide source of key information on local government, learning, exchange, and capacity building to support democratic local governments and their associations.
To promote economic, social, cultural, vocational and environmental development by enhancing the services to the citizens based on good governance.
To promote race and gender equality, combating discrimination, promoting decentralized cooperation and international cooperation between local governments and their associations.
To promote twinning and partnership between local governments and peoples.