The Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders (CIFAL) Global Network is an international network of training centers coordinated by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It is composed of 17 institutions located across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. The network is a hub for the exchange of knowledge amongst government officials, the private sector and civil society. It offers training opportunities to build the capacities of local decision-makers on sustainable development and on the global mandates and goals of the United Nations.
Every center is managed locally by a host institution with UNITAR providing academic content, technical support and quality assurance measures for its capacity-building activities. The majority of UNITAR’s Decentralized Cooperation Programme (DCP) training services are delivered through the CIFAL Global Network.