Local Governance

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

The GOLD III report is now available online!

The Third Report of the Global Observatory on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) is dedicated to the issue of basic services.

Peace Prize recognizes the important role that local governments play in conflict areas

Follow the 2016 UCLG Retreat and Campus live

From 15-19 February, 2016 UCLG hosted the second edition of the Annual Retreat in Barcelona, the home of the organization’s World Secretariat.


The UCLG network teams prepare for the second edition of the annual retreat

From 15-19 February, 2016 UCLG will host the second edition of the Annual Retreat in Barcelona, the home of the organization’s World Secretariat.

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.

Bringing the local perspective to the World Humanitarian Summit: a new global urban crisis partnership

(24 June 2015 – Barcelona, Spain) As part of the preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit, nearly 50 representatives of local governments, professional associations, academic and research institutions and humanitarian and development actors gathered recently in Barcelona to develop

Getting ready for the Porto Alegre Executive Bureau

From 10 to 12 June 2015, the city of Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), will host the first meeting of the UCLG Executive Bureau for 2015, an important event for the organisation that aims to strengthen the cohesion of its global network.

Open letter to the Presidency of the European Commission

Can local government be lumped together with soft drinks producers? The obvious answer is "no". Yet, this is the rule applied in Brussels since the beginning of 2015 with the coming into force of the guidelines on the EU lobby register.


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