The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, convened by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is the largest gathering of mayors, presidents of associations, councillors, and local and regional practitioners from around the world. It also gathers the most influential local and regional leaders, councillors, local governments, partners, and actors implicated in the decision making of city and community life.
This year's edition, that will be held on 11-15 November in Durban, South Africa, will count on a renewed format and enhanced collaboration between members and partners.
Building on the centenary-old international movement of municipalities, the World Summit experience will include interactive and innovative formats built on four tracks that will guide participants, together with dedicated sessions for the constituency of Local and Regional Governments.
World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments
A session of the World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments, convened by the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, will be held during the World Summit The World Assembly is the mechanism through which the local and regional governments constituency deliberate and agree upon its political voice in the international agenda.
In order to continue playing a key role as the political voice of local and regional governments in the definition, follow-up and review of the international agendas, the World Assembly will provide a space for dialogue that allows our constituency to reflect on our policies and solutions for the coming 3 years. The outcomes from the Town Hall sessions and the Assembly sittings will be presented, discussed and adopted by the World Assembly.