UCLGUnited Cities and Local Governments
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For example, Rio's cooperation in the preparations for the UN-Habitat 2016 forum, strongly influenced by UCLG.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are part of UCLG.
The UCLG represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve.
Though this approach to cities' practice of external relations is certainly narrower than the focus of my inquiry, the framing role of Mayors for Peace and UCLG serves as a testimony for the potential for local authorities to develop independent and inclusive governance systems and demonstrates the growing confidence on the role of cities on many traditional security issues.
Supporting international cooperation between cities and their associations, UCLG facilitates programs, partnerships, and networks that build the capacity of local governments.
Among them are ALESCO (The Arab League Educational, Cultural & Scientific Organization), the Anna Lindh Foundation, the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, the Council of Europe, the Francophonie, the Iberoamerican General Secretariat, the International Organization of Migrations, ISESCO (The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the League of Arab States, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, UNESCO, UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) and the Union Latine.
Drawing on the recent work of legal scholars Frug, Barron, and Blank, I explore the development of an international localist agenda for greater local autonomy promoted by international associations of cities such as UCLG whose sphere of activity is the international.
UCLG resulted from the merger of the International Union of
UCLG representative Bashir Odeimi said the main goal of the network "is to establish a municipal office for archaeological tourist development in all of the network's cities.
As one of the eight regional sections of the UCLG World Organization, UCLG-MEWA is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.
Topbas arrived in Rabat earlier in the day to attend the meeting of UCLG Executive Bureau.