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

 THE 2ND WORLD FORUM ON INTERMEDIARY CITIES WILL BE HELD IN KÜTAHYA

Forum will be held under the auspices of Kütahya Municipality in Turkey on 5-8 October 2021.

 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between UCLG-MEWA and Asian Mayors Forum (AMF)

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between UCLG-MEWA and Asian Mayors Forum (AMF) to providing a general framework in promoting the localization of the Urban Global Agendas and increasing the membership base of both organizations.

 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU AND COUNCIL TO CONVENE IN BALIKESİR, TURKEY

United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) Executive Bureau and Council Joint Meeting and the Global Taskforce on Migration (GTFM) End-of-Year Reflection Meeting will be held on Thursday, 11 November 2021 under the auspices of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality as UCLG-MEWA Co-President.

 UCLG CULTURE SUMMIT IN IZMİR: REGISTRATION & PROGRAMME

The Summit will send strong messages on the role of culture in development, and its programme will emphasize that culture is an integral part of sustainable cities and communities.

 UCLG WORLD SECRETARIAT EXTENDS SOLIDARITY TO TURKEY

Saiz: “We would like to express our solidarity with the people and local governments of Turkey that are affected by the situation, in particular in the area of Marmaris.”

 CALL FOR SOLIDARITY

As UCLG-MEWA Presidency and members, we express our solidarity with the Turkish people and local governments over the ongoing wildfires, which have had devastating effects in particularly southern Turkey.

 CALL TO HOST UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU AND COUNCIL MEETINGS

Our Organization is planning to hold UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and Council Meetings, which will last for two days between 25-30 October or between 17-20 November.

 WEBINAR ON RIGHT TO THE CITY UNDER OCCUPATION: THE CASE OF PALESTINE

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, Turkish, Arabic, French and Spanish.

 HIRING PROJECT ASSISTANT

We are looking for colleagues to be employed as a Project Assistant as part of the Organization's Committees and Projects Department

 4th Smart Tehran Congress

We would like to inform you about the 4th Smart Tehran Congress which will be held virtually on July 5th -6th, 2021.

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