United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Unverified non-profit organisation

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is an organisation of cities and their democratically elected representatives in 127 countries worldwide. The organisation aims to ensure effective political representation of democratic local government at the international level, and promotes cooperation and information exchange between its members.

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.



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About this organisation

Regions / countries / territories

Europe: Spain

Global issues

Gender issues; Peace and security