The mission of the World Organisation is to be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the wider international community.

To achieve this mission, the World Organisation shall pursue the following objectives:

  • To promote strong and effective democratic local self-government throughout the world;
  • To promote unity and cooperation amongst members;
  • To ensure the effective political representation of local government to the international community, in particular the United Nations and its agencies;
  • To be the worldwide source of key information and intelligence regarding local government;
  • To be the worldwide source of learning, exchange and capacity-building, supporting the establishment and strengthening of free and autonomous local governments and their national associations;
  • To promote economic, social, cultural, vocational and environmental development and service to the population based on the principles of good governance, sustainability and social inclusion;
  • To promote race and gender equality, and to combat all forms of discrimination that are illegal with regard to international law, and/or illegitimate in relation to the values and policies of the organisation;
  • To be a strong democratic organisation, reflecting in its composition and functioning the diversity of the local spheres of governance;
  • To promote decentralised cooperation and international cooperation between local governments and their associations;
  • To promote twinning and partnerships as a means for mutual learning and friendship between peoples;
  • To develop policies, programmes and initiatives within the framework of the World Organisation’s mission, values and objectives, this implies seeking appropriate means to implement them, within the internal rules of the organisation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 CALL FOR ACTION: EARTHQUAKE IN AFGHANISTAN

UCLG-MEWA expresses grave concern and sympathies towards the families of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan that hit the country's Paktika Province on June 21 and resulted in more than a thousand deaths and many more injuries.

 Iran Smart City Expo 2022

You are all invited to the 3rd Iran Smart City Expo & Conference, which will take place between July 3-5, 2022. The program, hosted by the help of the Ministry of Interior of Iran, aims to develop participants’ networks and provides capacity building opportunities on “Smart City Policies/Practices”.

 Tehran Twin Cities Festival

Tehran Municipality invites its Twin Cities to participate in the 1st Festival and Exhibition of Sister and Twin Cities of Tehran between 5-9 July 2022, to share experiences and display their capabilities and opportunities for joint projects and bilateral or multilateral cooperation.

 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS WILL BE HELD IN KONYA ON MAY 25-27

The UCLG-MEWA Congress, which takes place every three years, will be organized on May 25-27, 2022, under the auspices of the Konya Metropolitan Municipality. After the first day, the Governing Bodies and the Presidency will be updated, and Congress will continue with thematic sessions.

 UCLG-MEWA WILL ATTEND THE EKO-IKLIM SUMMIT

The EKO-IKLIM (Economy and Climate Change) Summit, which will host the world’s first economy and climate change fair, will be held at the ATO Congressium, Ankara on March 30-31 under the leadership of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce. Within the scope of the summit, Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, will moderate the session titled “Green Transformation”.

 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS WILL BE HELD IN KONYA ON MAY 25-27

UCLG-MEWA Congress, which takes place every three years, will be organized on May 25-27, 2022, hosted by Konya Metropolitan Municipality. After the first day, in which the Governing Bodies, the Constitution and the Presidency will be updated, the Congress will continue with thematic sessions.

 UCLG AWARDS '22: CALL FOR APPLICATION

The call for applications for the 5th edition of the International Award UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21 and UCLG Peace Prize 2022 are open! Deadlines: 22 April and 31 March 2022

 THE SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF AMF AND EIGHTH EXECUTIVE BOARD ON 9-10 MARCH 2022

The 6th General Assembly of AMF and the 8th Executive Board will be held in hybrid format on 9 -10 March 2022 in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan.

 TURKISH-ENGLISH CULTURAL HERITAGE GLOSSARY

The Turkish-English Cultural Heritage Glossary was written by A. Ege Yildirim and B. Nilgun Oz with the intention of creating a comprehensive and practical guide in the field of cultural heritage in Turkey.

 VOLUNTARY LOCAL REVIEW OF KARATAY MUNICIPALITY

Karatay Municipality completed its Voluntary Local Review, following Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Sultanbeyli Municipality.

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