Call for Expression of Interests: Asia-Pacific Mayors Academy 2020 Class

The Asia Pacific Mayors Academy was launched in 2019 by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) - in cooperation with the United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). 

After the successful conclusion of the inaugural class, we are launching the second one for this year. 

The Academy engages newly elected or appointed city mayors/governors in the Asia-Pacific region to participate in annual fellowships and build their capacities to develop and implement sustainable urban solutions in their communities, in support of the New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  This year, the Academy delivers tailored activities to mayors through both virtual and physical sessions (depending on the situation of the COVID-19) coupled with ongoing peer-learning and builds a network of local leaders in Asia-Pacific committed to sustainable urban development.   

Fellows are selected on an annual basis to join the Academy classes. City mayors/governors interested in fellowships are encouraged to review the eligibility criteria and complete an application available through the website.  Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis and mayors will be notified if selected to join a class of fellows. 

We are accepting the application for the 2020 Class. Deadline is 21 August

You can find the application form here:

If you have any question, please feel free to contact us at

UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


United Nations


Kingdom of Thailand

Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Republic of Indonesia


Republic of the Philippines