United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

The World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments would like to welcome you to the largest organization of local and regional governments in the world. You, we, stand on the shoulders of countless women and men who have worked tirelessly to empower each other for over a century, to lift up their communities and to collaborate with one another in order to achieve real change.

How we amplify the voices of local governments

Strengthening the UCLG Network

Enhancing political participation, creating new tools for synchronized action, renewing partnerships with different actors and ensuring shared ownership across the membership enhances our transparency, democratic participation, and accountability.

Policy and advocacy

We strive to amplify the voices of territories internationally. This includes making proposals concerning the role and perspective of local and regional governments on the definition of the next phase of the global development agendas, and increasing national and international support and recognition for the role of local and regional governments in the implementation process.


Our aim is to identify and foster efforts by our membership to achieve the global agendas at the territorial level.


Through training, creating a learning culture throughout the organization and promoting decentralized cooperation as a key tool of international cooperation and development programmes.

Monitoring and reporting

Our aim is to ensure that local and regional experience influence the implementation and assessment of the global agendas, by contributing to local and regional governments’ storytelling, and informing the reporting done by national governments. 

UCLG is a convener of the whole global local and regional governments constituency through the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, the mechanism through which the local and regional governments constituency deliberate and agree upon its political voice in the international agenda.

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