Local Governance

Preliminary programme for the Summit now available!

In just over two months, between the 1st and 4th of October, local and regional leaders and elected representatives from all over the globe will gather in Rabat for the World Summit of Local and Regional leaders – the 4th UCLG Congress.

UCLG recalls ECOSOC Ministers the key role of culture in development

The annual ministerial review of the ECOCOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council) was dedicated this year to:  Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

What future do Local and Regional Governments want? Take part in the online Summit debates

Only 78 days to go! As the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders approaches, UCLG is offering citizens all over the world the opportunity to participate in the central debates of this global event.

Local authorities’ engagement in Rio+20 implementation

The Member States are currently working and negotiating, in the follow up of Rio+20 process, involving local and regional authorities. International Conferences and processes led by the United Nations are intergovernmental by nature as the only official actors of the UN international proc

Preparatory meeting with the African Diplomatic Corps for the World Summit of local and regional leaders in Rabat

A preparatory meeting for the World Summit of local and regional leaders, inviting all heads of the African diplomatic corps represented in Rabat was held, this Monday 8th July 2013, at the City hall of Rabat.

Adoption of the new Communication on local and regional governments in partner countries

Communication of the Commission: “Empowering Local Authorities in partner  countries for enhanced governance and more effective development outcomes” 

UCLG-MEWA elected new Presidency

The UCLG-MEWA Congress (Executive Bureau, Council and General Assembly Joint Meeting) was held in Tehran, Iran  from  10th to 11th April 2013 and saw the renewal of the Presidential team and of the governing bodies of the UCLG-Middle East and West Asia (MEWA) section of United Cities and

The City of Bilbao will host the “World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2013”

The City of Bilbao will hold the “World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2013” that will gather local representatives from the five continents, and will take place on the 13th and 14th of June, with the main objective of exchanging ideas and experiences about important issues such as the econom


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