The Presidency, comprising the President and up to 5 Co-Presidents is elected by the World Council from among local government members for a renewable term between two ordinary sessions of the General Assembly. One member must come from an individual local government member; one from a national association and one come from a member of the Metropolitan Section. In case no gender balance is reached, and at the recommendation of the Committee on Statutory Affairs, the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Gender Equality can become an ex-officio member of the Presidency with full rights. The Treasurer participates in the work and deliberations of the Presidency. The members of the Presidency fulfil their function without remuneration.
President of UCLG
Mayor of Istanbul (Turkey), President of Union of Municipalities of Turkey and current President of UCLG
Mayor of Paris (France), President of UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality
Mayor of Bordeaux (France), President of French Association of Council of European Municipalities and Regions
Mayor of Victoria (Seychelles), President of Association of Districts of Victoria
Mayor of Kitchener (Canada), President Emeritus of Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)