The mission of PMORALG is
* to champion decentralisation by devolution and will create the requisite conditions for Local Government Authorities to deliver quality services efficiently and equitably,
* to effectively manage the critical interfaces between it and other Ministries as well as development partners and Regional Secretariats and Local Government Authorities,
* to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement, organisational learning and empowerment of all employees to fulfil their maximum potential. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve. Headquartered in Barcelona, the organisation's stated mission is:
To be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local
self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the wider international community.
United Cities and Local Governments supports international cooperation between cities and their associations, and facilitates programmes, networks and partnerships to build the capacity of local governments. It promotes the role of women in local decision-making, and is a gateway to relevant information on local government across the world.