In order to enhance the number of women’s participation in the UCLG Council, efforts have been made by the Secretariat to support this focus.
Cities Alliance agreed to support UCLG ASPAC’s plan on strengthening women in local governments. UCLG ASPAC Secretary General as a member of the UN-Habitat Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI) is actively involved and engaged in the Advisory Group representing Asia Pacific region.
To operate the Standing Committee, Banda Aceh Lady Mayor Illiza Saa’dudin Djamal is currently the chair the Committee. She replaced Dr. Felicity-Ann Lewis who has ended her term as mayor of Marion City, Australia. The first meeting of the Standing Committee members was held in October, in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF) in Jakarta.