United Cities and Local Government has members in two-thirds of the UN member states, including over 1000 leading cities and virtually all the existing national Local Government Associations in the world. Together, its members represent over half of the world’s total population. UCLG brings together local governments from every part of the globe – from the metropolis to the small town.
Four reasons to become a member:
Improve local government Join UCLG’s efforts to promote local government innovation, gender equity and capacity building. Influence world opinion Become part of UCLG’s lobbying and advocacy before the UN and the international community Join a global network Share experiences and establish alliances with local government officials, both elected and professional, throughout the world. Shape the future Participate in the elections for the governing bodies of UCLG, influencing its future direction and services.
Categories of membership:
Local government membership Open to individual cities and local governments, and national Local Government Associations. International organisation membership Open to international local government organisations which represent specific categories of local governments, and/or whose purposes relate to specific sectoral or thematic issues. Associate membership Open to organisations which, though not themselves local government organisations, are strongly concerned with or involved in local government matters. Local government members, international organisation members and associate members pay an annual membership fee. The membership fees for local government members take into consideration the number of inhabitants represented by the member, and the state of the country´s economic development.
All applicants for membership must commit themselves to support, promote and adhere to the mission, values and objectives of United Cities and Local Governments. All members pay an annual membership fee. The membership fees for local government members take into consideration the number of inhabitants represented by the member, and the state of the country´s economic development. The UCLG Executive Bureau approves all requests for membership and ensures that the candidates meet the required conditions. The membership of United Cities and Local Governments becomes effective upon payment of membership fees.
How to join
To apply for membership of UCLG, please download and complete the membership form below and send it to the UCLG World Secretariat. To ensure good coordination, the relevant section will be consulted on membership requests from their region. For more information on membership please contact the UCLG World Secretariat in Barcelona.
Download Membership Form
Click on the link below to download the membership forms: