The Global Secretariat supports the Board and the other bodies of the Global Covenant of Mayors. The Secretariat will also work to bring together best practices and support technical assistance activities taking place through the Regional Covenants and ensure international outreach. Working together with the Founders Council and Regional Covenants, the Secretariat will facilitate the development of joint strategies, principles and standards for data management, research concepts and communication strategies, including ensuring visibility at major events.