The vision  of UCLG-MEWA, in parallel to the World Organization 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. 

The mission of UCLG-MEWA is:

a. To promote strong and effective democratic local self-government throughout the region;
b. To promote unity and cooperation amongst members;
c. To ensure the effective political representation of local government to the international community, in particular the United Nations and its agencies;
d. To be the regional and worldwide source of key information and intelligence regarding local government;
e. To be the regional and worldwide source of learning, exchange and capacity-building, supporting the establishment and strengthening of free and autonomous local governments and their national associations;
f.  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;
g. 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 organization;
h. To be a strong democratic organization, reflecting in its composition and functioning the diversity of the local spheres of governance;
i. To promote decentralized cooperation and international cooperation between local governments and their associations;
j. To promote twinning and partnerships as a means for mutual learning and friendship between peoples;
k. To develop policies, programmes and initiatives within the framework of the World Organization’s mission, values and objectives, which imply seeking appropriate means to implement them, within the internal rules of the organization.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Climate Chance World Summit, 11-13 September 2017, Agadir/MOROCCO

Distinguished UCLG-MEWA Members, Following COP22 (22nd Annual Conference of the Parties) held in Marrakech/Morocco which aimed to take important steps about the tackling of climate change, Climate Chance World Summit, organized to gather climate actors, will take place between 11th - 13th September 2017 in Agadir, Morocco.

 TEHRAN GOLDEN ADOBE GLOBAL AWARD 2017

It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the Tehran 4th Golden Adobe Global Award, which will be held on October 31st, 2017, coinciding with the World Cities Day.

 The 2nd Int'l Conference on Urban Economy

Sizleri; Tahran Belediyesi, İran Şehir Ekonomisi Bilimi Derneği ve City Bank işbirliğinde, 11 Ekim 2017 tarihinde Tahran’da gerçekleştirilecek olan İkinci Uluslararası Şehir Ekonomisi Konferansı hakkında bilgilendirmekten memnuniyet duyarız.

 INTERMEDIARY CITIES MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA (MEWA) REGIONAL FORUM

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Intermediary Cities Working Group was created in April 2014, in partnership with UNESCO Chair of Intermediary Cities and Global Urbanization.

 UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND CITY DIPLOMACY PRESIDENCY COUNCIL MEETING

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy Presidency Council Meeting was held on 10 July 2017, hosted by Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) in Ankara.

 APPLY FOR THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST PRACTICES TO IMPROVE THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT

Organized by Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat, the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment has been recognizing excellence in urban best practices for 21 years.

 Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Tourism / 1-2 August, KONYA

The Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Tourism will be held on 1-2 August 2017 and hosted by Konya Metropolitan Municipality as the President of the Committee

  2017 UCLG World Council, 7-10 December, Hangzhou, China

we would like to confirm that the most suitable dates for the 2017 UCLG World Council meetings in Hangzhou, China, within possibilities, are from 7 to 10 December 2017. The World Council will be held at the invitation of Mayor Zhang Hongming, and in conjunction with the Forum on Smart City and Big Data organized by the City of Hangzhou and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).

 2017 International Video Production Competition - “My City, Our World Heritage”

The OWHC is proud to renew for a fourth time the International Video Production Competition entitled “My City: Our World Heritage”.

 INTERMEDIARY CITIES MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA (MEWA) REGIONAL FORUM “Intermediary Cities: Key Actors of Sustainable Development”

UCLG-MEWA will organize the Intermediary Cities Middle East and West Asia (MEWA) Regional Forum in Nevşehir, on 21-22 September, 2017, under the auspices of Nevşehir Municipality

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