Every three years, the major association of cities and local governments around the world, UCLG, celebrates its biggest event and primary meeting point for local elected representatives and their partners.
The triennial UCLG World Congress is a focal point for the local government world where mayors, councilors and presidents of regional authorities and their associations come together to set the local government agenda for the next three years and beyond, and to examine and debate key issues at the heart of local democracy and decentralization in the 21st century.
After celebrating 100 year anniversary this year in Rabat, the 2016 gathering will also be marked by a global event of significant importance for the international movement of local and regional authorities: the celebration of the UN World Summit on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).
The history of UCLG is closely intertwined with the Habitat II Istanbul Conference where the first World Assembly of Cities and Local Authorities, that lead to the creation of the new World Organization, took place. The 2016 World Congress will need to set the stage for the next phase of the worldwide movement and contribute to the definition of the new Urban Sustainable Development Agenda.
Because of the above ideas, the UCLG Presidency and members of the UCLG World Council are looking for innovative proposals to host this world-class event.
For more information about the process, UCLG encourages all cities and regions interested in hosting the event, to read the Procedure of the Call for Candidacies to the 5th UCLG World Congress and write to the attention of the UCLG Secretary General at UCLGExBu@uclg.org before 20 June 2013.
For further information or in order to present a candidature, please write to the attention of the UCLG Secretary General at UCLGExBu@uclg.org before 20 June 13. Full application documents of Call for candidacies are available on request at the same address.