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The Statutory Affairs Committee of UCLG will present in Rabat the candidates for the Presidency positions for the forthcoming mandate 2013-2016. 1 candidacy received for the post of President: Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul (Turkey), President of the Union of Turkish Municipalities and current President of UCLG 5 candidacies have been received for the...
From the 2nd to the 4th of October, you can follow from Rabat the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders and 4th United Cities and Local Governments Congress live where debates will be focused around the theme: "Imagine Society, Build Democracy". Click here to access the streaming page. You can also follow...
Rabat App
Make the most of your time at the UCLG Congress by having all the event information in the palm of your hand! A mobile app is now available for downloading from the Google Playstore (for Androids) and from the AppStore (for iPads and iPhones).  The app gives you access to the Congress programme, floor plans, Rabat Expo area, and much, much more. ...
From the 1st to the 4th of October, meet the UCLG World Secretariat team at the stand in the Rabat Expo at booth number 36 of the International Pavilion. At this stand you will find our latest infographics created by UCLG on key topics for local and regional authorities, a video featuring our archive photos on the international...
With less than two weeks to go until the opening of the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders and its World Congress, UCLG are intensifying preparations for the highlight of this year´s centennial celebration: a large-scale temporary exhibition that will retrace achievements of the last one hundred years and an official ceremony to pay homage...
From the 1st to the 4th of October, the city of Rabat will be at the forefront of the international scene as thousands of local and regional leaders come from all corners of the world for the World Congress of United Cities and Local Governments. This major event for towns, cities and regions of the world will be characterized by the celebrations...
The nine year anniversary of United Cities and Local Governments coincides with the Centenary of the International Municipal Movement. Not only is UCLG the inheritor of this movement that started 100 years ago, it is also the broadest organization representing the interests of local and regional governments on the international scene. To celebrate this,...
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) will celebrate, along with the international community, the International day of Democracy taking place just two weeks before the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders. As representative body of self-governing and democratic local and regional governments, UCLG seeks to increase the role of these institutions...
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​A special event on sustainable cities conveyed by the President of the UN General Assembly and organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs with the support of the Rio+20 partners of the Local Authorities Major Group: UCLG; ICLEI and nrg4SD counted with the Presence of UCLG President Mayor...
As the celebration of the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders and 4th UCLG Congress approaches and as the majority of local and regional elected representatives worldwide prepare to travel to Rabat, UCLG has created infographics on the main issues placed at the core of local and regional...
UCLG Sections & members
We are pleased to inform you that UNISDR will be holding a side-event on October 2nd from 11:00-13:00 addressing the topic: "Access to Risk Information for Citizens, Local Governments and Partners". The side event will address issues and challenges of disaster risk reduction as they pertain...
Entretien avec Thierry Mallet, Directeur de l’Innovation et de la Performance Industrielle du Groupe SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT. 1. En quoi le partenariat avec CGLU est-il important pour un groupe tel que SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT ? Nous sommes un acteur mondial dédié aux métiers de l’eau...
Cités Unies France (CUF) with the support of the French Development Agency (AFD), is organising a side-event in Rabat that will take place on Tuesday 1st October on the role of local and regional authorities and of elected representatives in crisis situations and in overcoming crises. This...
By Michael Dixon, General Manager, Smarter Cities, IBM  Today we live in an urban world.  Economic activity is happening in cities, and cities matter like never before. This is because cities around the world are getting bigger, fast. By 2015, there will be 22 metropolitan areas with populations...
Committees & Working Groups
UCLG supports decentralised South-South cooperation between local governments with the support of local government associations. This type of cooperation is an important component of international cooperation for development and offers viable opportunities for developing countries and in countries with economies...
The city of Nampula, in the North of Mozambique, opened its doors to Brazilian and Mozambicans technicians who met for a seminar to exchange experiences and challenges in the areas of urban and territorial planning, cadastre and financial management which took place between 26-28th of August. The event, which...
From 16-22 September, more than 2,000 European cities in 43 countries celebrated European Mobility Week (EMW) 2013. Cities local governments, together with non-governmental institutions, ran activities to create a more sustainable mobility culture. This year’s edition ran under the slogan ‘Clean...