United Cities and Local Governments

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is the united voice and uclg_en_2_0world advocate of democratic local self-government. UCLG is the largest local government organisation in the world. Representing over half the world’s population, the members of UCLG are present in 136 UN Member States. VNG is an active member of UCLG and co-chairs the committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy.

VNG International provides the chair for  UCLG’s  Capacity and Institution Building Working Group. The Working Group brings together professional practitioners from Local Government Associations and individual local governments active in the field of Municipal International Cooperation (MIC) and Association Capacity Building (ACB), in order to exchange experience, share knowledge and further professionalise our practice.


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