The World Council is the principal policy-making body of the World Organization. It decides the World Organization’s policies and ensures that general policies decided by the General Assembly are implemented.

The 2015 UCLG World Council meetings will be held the 4th December 2015 in Paris, France, at the kind invitation of Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Co‑President of UCLG, and in conjunction with COP 21.

Friday 4 December | 10:00- 11:30 | Paris City Hall, Saint-Jean Room.

The Executive Bureau is made up of 115 local government leaders. It meets twice a year and is responsible for making proposals, carrying out the decisions of the World Council, and for the administrative and financial management of UCLG.

The agenda of the Executive Bureau meeting will cover: the outcomes and recommendations of the 3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development in Turin; progress in preparations for the 2016 UCLG World Congress in Bogotá; reports by the Financial Management Committee and Committee on Statutory Affairs; information on UCLG global prizes and awards; an update on Habitat III preparations and work with the Global Taskforce, and a report on the implementation of the UCLG Work Plan and Strategic Partnership with the EU.

Saturday 5 December | 14:00-18:00 | Paris City Hall, Saint-Jean Room


 In the programme:

The World Council will be held on the morning of 4 December.

The Climate Summit for Local Leaders will be held on 4 December in the afternoon, on the occasion of COP 21.

The Executive Bureau will be held on the afternoon of 5 December.

Parallel events will also be held on the morning of 4 December, before the World Council meeting, including a PLATFORMA event on Climate & Cooperation.

A seminar titled “From COP 21 to Habitat III: local governments and citizens at the heart of the challenges” will be organized on 5 December by Plaine-Commune and the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights.

The City of Paris and the Standing Committee on Gender Equality will organize a special session on Women Leadership and Development on 6 December.

We recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible, as this will be an extremely busy time in Paris, due to COP 21 taking place during the same period.

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

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