Local democracy

Local leaders and their associations and Academia address the renewal of local democracy in the framework of the #CitiesAreListening Experiences

The event was held in partnership with the ICLD, as part of its Local Democracy Academy and was facilitated by UCLG, Metropolis, the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) and UN-Habitat.

Solidarity with Ivory Coast and Turkey

On behalf of the family of local governments across the world, the members of the World Organisation United Cities and Local Governments wish to express their deepest condolences and sympath​​y to the people of ​the ​Ivory Coast and Turkey, and the families of the victims, following the t

On 15 September, International Democracy Day, local and regional governments commit to support a flourishing civil society

The message of International Day of Democracy 2015 is “space for civil society”, as a reminder of the role of a strong civil society in working for a better future and in holding governments to account.

Former Mayor of Lisbon and founding member of UCLG, Jorge Sampaio, to be awarded inaugural UN Nelson Mandela Prize

The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, announced this week that the first-ever recipients of the United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize will be Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio and Dr. Helena Ndume.

UCLG Communiqué

In view of the arrest of the Mayor of Caracas, UCLG calls for the safeguarding of the principles of local democracy, as the bases for a peaceful society.

“Active Citizenship” called for by Local and Regional Governments during European Local Democracy Week

The European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) is an annual event in Europe that fosters local and national participation in promoting the knowledge of local democracy and the idea of democratic participation at a local level.


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