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:

  1. To promote strong and effective democratic local self-government throughout the world;
  2. To promote unity and cooperation amongst members;
  3. To ensure the effective political representation of local government to the international community, in particular the United Nations and its agencies;
  4. To be the worldwide source of key information and intelligence regarding local government;
  5.  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;
  6.  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;
  7. 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;
  8. To be a strong democratic organisation, reflecting in its composition and functioning the diversity of the local spheres of governance;
  9. To promote decentralised cooperation and international cooperation between local governments and their associations;
  10. To promote twinning and partnerships as a means for mutual learning and friendship between peoples;
  11. 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

 Tehran Golden Adobe Global Award 2019

The 4th Edition of Tehran Golden Adobe Global Award will be held on 02 November 2019 coinciding with the commemoration ceremony of World Cities Day by Municipality of Tehran with the rich presence of the honorable mayors, city leaders, local and urban officials and representatives of diplomatic corps and international organizations.

 International Idealkent Awards

 URBAN ECONOMY FORUM 29-30 OCTOBER 2019 TORONTO, CANADA

 UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEES AND PRESIDENCY

UCLG-MEWA Congress was held on 9-10 July 2019 under the auspices of Greater Amman Municipality. In addition to the governing bodies of the Organization for the 2019-2022 Period, Presidencies of the UCLG-MEWA Committees were determined as well.

 4th UCLG Culture Summit 2021: Call for candidacies

Since the founding Congress of Paris, culture has been at the heart of UCLG’s policy agenda

 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS

UCLG-MEWA Congress to be held in Amman, Jordan, on 9-10 July 2019, UCLG-MEWA will hold elections to determine its governing bodies and Presidency for the period 2019-2022

 STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), 48 municipalities from countries such as Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and many international organizations will gather together in Amman on June 30, 2019.

 "No city is a party to any war"

Today is the 16th of May, United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace. Until 2019, our world has faced many periods making difficult to live together.

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS "Human Capital, Qualified Education and Development"

UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks" "Human Capital – Qualified Education and Development”" 21 March Thursday 2019

 UCLG-MEWA Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy & UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment Meetings

2nd Meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy and the 4th Meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment will be held on 15-17 April 2019, in Ramallah, Palestine.

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