World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Organisation mondiale des cités et gouvernements locaux unis (CGLU)
Organización Mundial de Ciudades y Gobiernos Locales Unidos

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History

5 May 2004, Paris (France), by merger of International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) and World Federation of United Cities (UTO).

Aims

Through the activities of members, promote a fair, sustainable and united society, based on local democracy, autonomy and decentralization, and focused on the general interest and that of citizens. In concrete terms: strengthen the role of local authorities so as to contribute to resolving current great challenges and to obtain recognition of this role within the international system; act in favour of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals; promote strong and effective local and regional authorities and representative national associations; encourage peace through 'city diplomacy'; promote innovation and the strengthening of local governance.

Future Events

2019 Durban, South Africa – Triennial World Congress

Past Events(1)

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Activities

Advocacy/lobbying/activism; research/documentation.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (General).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 18 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 48 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F6714

Last News Received

2015
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