United Cities and Local Governments

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Linked with Global Charter Agenda For Human Rights in the City.

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve. Headquartered in Barcelona, the organisation’s stated mission is: To be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the wider international community … (about 1/2).

Homepage and News;
Events; Policies and partners; Programmes; Calendar of Elections;
UCLG Millennium Towns and Cities Campaign;
Press Room; Image Library; Library; Links, (more links in the left columns);
Address: United Cities and Local Governments, Carrer Avinyó, 15, 08002 Barcelona, Spain;
Contact.

About 2/2: … A targeted work programme – UCLG’s work programme focuses on:

  • Increasing the role and influence of local government and its representative organisations in global governance;
  • Becoming the main source of support for democratic, effective, innovative local government close to the citizen;
  • Ensuring an effective and democratic global organisation.

United Cities and Local Governments supports international cooperation between cities and their associations, and facilitates programmes, networks and partnerships to build the capacity of local governments. It promotes the role of women in local decision-making, and is a gateway to relevant information on local government across the world.

UCLG’s members represent over half of the world’s total population:

  • Present in 127 of the 191 UN members states in seven world regions, UCLG’s members include individual cities and national associations of local governments, which represent all the cities and local governments in a single country.
  • Over 1000 cities across 95 countries are direct members of UCLG.
  • 112 Local Government Associations (LGAs) are members of UCLG, representing almost every existing LGA in the world. Europe boasts the largest number of LGAs, which represent around 80% of the total European population.

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