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

 WE HAVE OPENED AN E-CONDOLENCE BOOK FOR OUR FOUNDING PRESIDENT DR. KADİR TOPBAŞ

We have opened an e-condolence book for our Founding President who made unforgettable contributions to the local government community.

 UCLG Retreat - Session on "MEWA Priorities"

Within the context of the UCLG Retreat UCLG-MEWA will organize a session on "MEWA Priorities", on Thursday, February 18 from 10.00 to 11.30 am CET.

 MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES

We are deeply saddened to receive the news that Architect Dr. Kadir Topbaş, UCLG-MEWA Founding President has passed away

 UCLG-MEWA NEWSLETTER-29

29th issue of UCLG-MEWA Newsletter has been published! Have a good read.

  CALL FOR SOLIDARITY WITH TRIPOLI MUNICIPALITY IN LEBANON

As UCLG-MEWA family, we express our solidarity with the Lebanese people and local government officials about the sad events that happened in the city of Tripoli on 29 January 2021.

 THE GLOBAL TASK FORCE ON MIGRATION (GTFM) WEBINAR ON “THE IMPORTANCE OF MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE LOCAL RESPONSES TO MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT”

 The Role of Local Governments in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage-Turkey

Heritage is heritage only within its own context, have a good read!

 The Anthology of Culture 21 Documents

This book you are holding is a compilation of four different documents highlighting the role of culture in sustainable development.

 THE ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING OF UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND "CLEANER AND GREENER RECOVERY: CLIMATE PRIORITIES IN THE POST-COVID-19 ERA" EVENT

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment is virtually organizing its Administrative Meeting and Cleaner and Greener Recovery: Climate Priorities in the Post-Covid-19 Era Program on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

 UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON CULTURE AND TOURISM GATHERS ONLINE

The meeting aims to bring together all of the members and the stakeholders and also to demonstrate a vivid exchange of ideas between the actors of the cultural ecosystem on the axis of the MEWA region.

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