The World Alliance of YMCAs, based in Geneva, deals directly with the National Council of each of its Member countries.
The World Alliance provides leadership on global and Mission issues, collaborates with the Regional YMCA Alliances, co-ordinates global resources, and fosters and facilitates communication within the world Movement. The World Alliance also represents the YMCA at the global level - as part of the United Nations, with other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and world religious bodies.
It is a member of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and of other international bodies. The World Alliance is financed through contributions of its member associations and other resources including special projects and services.