Gender Equality

Gender Equality at the heart of UCLG Work

On the occasion of the 10th edition of the annual international meetings of United Cities France [Cités Unies France], entitled “Meetings on International Action of Local Governments”, held on 2-3 July 2019 in Paris, France, UCLG convened a working session on gender equality.

UCLG partnering with ICLD Academy for Local Democracy Sweden

The International Center for Local Democracy, ICLD is part of the Swedish development cooperation, funded by SIDA.

Cities for Women, Sustainable Cities. The Right to the City, for Women

Gender equality begins by ensuring that the needs and experiences of women and girls are being effectively integrated into every society. As UCLG we demand the Right to the City be a reality for all women.

EDD 2019 will take place on 18 & 19 June in Brussels. This meeting is an opportunity to bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. 

The U20 sherpa meeting will take place in the city of Milan on 5-6 March. Urban 20 (U20) is a diplomatic initiative, convened by C40 Cities and UCLG, to help cities develop collective messages and inclusive solutions for global issues such as climate action, the future of work and social integrat

Cities of peace, democratic cities for all: Our priorities for the following years

Previous decades -and, in particular, the 1980s- saw a boost in decentralization and yet, in the present day, we are witnessing regressive scenarios in regards to the funding that local governments need.

Africities 2018: A Pact to cooperate on an African Charter for Local Equality

Bringing together more than 5 000 participants – from cities and local governments’ officials, to ministries, international, national and subnational networks, partners and key stakeholders for development – the 8th edition of the Africities Summit provided the occasion to hold an open

Promoting a new approach to Sustainable Cities and Territories of Africa: UCLG gets ready for the Africities 8 Summit!

The Summit mobilizes communities and local authorities in African countries, financial institutions, civil society groups and development partners both at continental and international level.

Shared leadership between men and women in the local spheres

Juan María Aburto, Mayor of Bilbao, gave an inspiring welcome to the participants of the plenary session, highlighting the importance of witnessing how “differences enrich us and make us stronger, which is why this conference needs to be a platform to create new opportunities


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