2018 UCLG World Council: Program and Agendas

Dear Members of the World Council,

As you know, the World Council will take place from 5 to 8 November in Madrid, back-to-back with the second edition of the World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, at the kind invitation of Mayor Manuela Carmena.


The key institutional day for UCLG will be 6 November, where both the Executive Bureau and World Council will gather around business sessions and a political debate.

  • Monday 5 November: Opening of the Forum, Financial Management Committee and Committee on Statutory Affairs, as well as thematic sessions.
  • Wednesday 7 November: Policy Councils and Ibero-American Local Forum

As you might know the dates of the World Council coincide unavoidably with the meeting of our sister organization AIMF in Lille (where many of our members are also expected). The proposed programme above is the best compromise that both Secretariats have been able to find. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of the clash which we have not been able to prevent given the busy last quarter of the year for our networks, with an unprecedented number of mobilizations both at regional and global level.


The draft agendas for the Executive Bureau and World Council Business Sessions can be found via the links below.



Registrations for the World Council are now open.

Please note that for statutory and security reasons, you are required to confirm your participation by filling in the online registration form as soon as possible and before 15 October. You should fill one form per participant.

Participants of the World Council will be automatically registered for the World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace.


The main hotel selected for the UCLG delegation is the following:

Méndez Álvaro, 30
28045 Madrid

Other hotels selected by the hosts are:

Hotel NH Nacional

Paseo del Prado, 48
28014 Madrid

Calle Delicias, 42
28045 Madrid

To book a room in any of these hotels, please click on the following link: https://www.exxpertapps.com/invitacion/validation.php?globalkey=9a604038211af5c60a9d9927a093542e


Transfers from the designated hotels to the meeting venue will be provided by the hosts.


We inform you that you may need a visa to be able to enter Spain, and that this process can be lengthy. We strongly recommend you start the visa procedure as soon as possible.

Should you require a personalized invitation letter, please write to UCLGExBu@uclg.org

The team at the World Secretariat remains at your disposal should you require any additional information. Please do not hesitate to contact us at UCLGExBu@uclg.org


UCLG World Secretariat

Please click on the links below to access the following documents:

·         Draft programme of the meetings

·         Agenda of the Executive Bureau business session

·         Agenda of the World Council business session

·         Registration form (via Google Forms)

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