The UN Global Compact – Cities Programme is managed by an International Secretariat that is hosted by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia with representation at the headquarters of the United Nations Global Compact Headquarters in New York. The International Secretariat is responsible for delivering services to city and regional participants of the United Nations Global Compact and supporting the formation of cross-sectoral partnerships and projects to advance the SDGs, particularly SDG11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The reach and responsibility of the international secretariat is across the world. There are currently participants from over 35+ countries.
In October 2017, a Regional Office of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme was opened in São Paulo, Brazil. This office is hosted by the University of São Paulo and provides services to Brazil municipalities and states who are participants of the United Nations Global Compact and provides representation for the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme at key Latin American regional events. Connected to the Regional Office, is the Southern Brazil Centre of the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme which was also opened in October 2017, located in Curitiba, in the state of Paraná and hosted by energy provider Copel, in partnership with the Paraná Council of Social and Economic Development (CEDES) and Paranacidade.