Tribute to Rudolf Hauter by UCLG President

Rudolf Hauter

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the full UCLG Presidency I would like to share with you our deep sadness about the departure of our friend and colleague Rudolf Hauter.  

As you all know Rudolf had long-standing experience in the promotion of local democratic government and decentralization. He was until very recently Secretary General of UCLG-ASPAC, a region that welcomed him with open arms and conquered his heart as he used to say.

We would like to share with his family, friends and colleagues in Jakarta, our most sincere support in these difficult times. We would also like to send them warm regards from an international movement that will miss Rudolf but always cherish the important work he did. 

By rending this modest tribute we hope that he will rest in peace and in remain vivid in our memories.


Kadir Topbas

UCLG President and Mayor of Istambul