The categories of membership are delineated in the following articles of the UCLG-MEWA Constitution:


Article 6                                Categories of membership

In parallel with the World Organization, UCLG-MEWA consists of the following categories of members:

  1. Local government members;
  2. Sub-regional sections;
  3. International organization members;
  4. Associate members;
  5. Honorary members.

Article 7                                Local government members

Local government membership of UCLG-MEWA shall be open to:

  1. Individual cities and local governments;
  2. Local governments as Institutional/Program members, in addition to regular/individual membership, in order to provide multi-faceted capacity development support to individual members who would like to take part in programs or projects implemented by UCLG-MEWA.
  3. National/regional associations of local government.

Article 8                                Sub-regional sections

Sub-regional sections of UCLG-MEWA, recognised in accordance with the provisions of this constitution, are members as of right.

Article 9                                International organization members

International organization membership of UCLG-MEWA shall be open to international local government organizations which represent specific categories of local governments, and/or whose purposes relate to specific sectoral or thematic issues.

Article 10              Associate members

Associate membership of UCLG-MEWA shall be open to organizations which, though not themselves local government organizations, are strongly concerned with or involved in local government matters.

Article 11              Honorary members

Honorary membership may be granted to individuals or institutions who have rendered distinguished service to UCLG-MEWA or to the cause of democratic local government. Nominations for Honorary membership shall be made by the UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and approved by the UCLG-MEWA Council.


 UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks Postponed

Due to the Novel Coronavirus(Covid-19) precautions, we have postponed our UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks on 18 March 2020 with D-8 Secretary-General Mr. Amb. Dato‘ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, to a further date. We kindly submit for your information.


United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) will organize another session of UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks, with Ambassador Dato’ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, Secretary-General of Developing 8 (D-8), on 18 March 2020, at its General Secretariat in Sultanahmet, Istanbul


UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting and Side Event of the Committee on City Diplomacy and Local Governance will be held from 10 to 12 March 2020 under the auspices of Nevşehir Municipality

 UCLG-MEWA is Discussing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

Sustainable Bus System for Smart Cities Conference will be co-organized by United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA), World Resources Institute for Sustainable Cities (WRI) Turkey Sustainable Cities, Busworld Academy, HKF Trade Fair, Association of Private Urban Public Bus Operators’ Union (TÖHOB), United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UN-CRD) and UN-Habitat on 5-6 March 2020 at Istanbul Expo Center, Turkey

 The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network 4th Annual Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop

In the context of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN), the CMI is organizing the 4th Annual Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop of the HMLN to take place in Amman, Jordan, on April 5-9, 2020

 UCLG-MEWA call for Solidarity for CORONA Virus

We stand with all cities of the world who are facing this outbreak, specifically Chinese members of UCLG

 World Urban Forum 10th Session

The 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) will be hosted by Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on 8-13 February 2020 in partnership with the United Nations Habitat, the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


 A greeting message from Mr. Mohammad SAADIE

Yeni yıl vesilesiyle sizlere saygılarımı ve iyi dileklerimi sunuyorum. 2020 yılının tüm dünya ve özellikle MEWA bölgesi için esenlik, refah ve her kademede ilerleme ile dolu bir yıl olmasını diliyorum.


Tourism Media Group is organizing the 7th edition of ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines from 22 to 24 January 2020 at Istanbul Congress Center - ICC fairground.