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1957-04-28 Aix-les-Bains France


28 Apr 1957, Aix-les-Bains (France), under the auspices of F-XF2479 - Bilingual World, set up 1951, Paris (France), grouping former members of the French Resistance and organizing 'twinnings' between French and English-speaking towns. Original title: United Towns Organization. Also referred to as World Federation of United and Twinned Towns -- Fédération mondiale des cités unies et villes jumelées (FMVJ). Current name in English adopted at World Congress, 1998. Merged with H-XB2736 - International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) to form B-XF6714 - World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), May 2004.


Develop cultural, social, economic and technical exchanges between local and regional authorities, through town-twinning and other forms of international cooperation, international working parties on themes of common interest and regular conferences. Concerns include: North-North, North-South and East-West cooperation; social problems, including immigrant populations and the disabled; access of women to public office; peace; youth; environment; water; sanitation; transport.


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General Assembly (every 3 years), consisting of one delegate per member town; International Council of 180 members; Executive Committee of 23 members; national groups. 'Specialized Agencies and Centres': F-XE0208 - Cooperation for the Continuing Development of Urban and Suburban Transportation; U-XK0049 - United Towns Development Agency (UTDA); E-XE2660 - Information Centre for Bilingual and Plurilingual Education (CeBiPE).


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