This blog is a space for knowledge-sharing, opinion, advocacy and debate, both between UCLG members and the wider international local and regional government community. Contributions and comments are welcome from anyone who is interested in how sub-national governments can make the world a better place for their citizens.

Read on to discover the most varied, up-to-date and innovative initiatives of local governments and their partners from across the globe.

Today, more than ever, local and regional governments must have a voice
UCLG Congress - 28/07/2022
In a context where national leaders are arming themselves to protect sovereignty and access to resources, municipalism can help us walk towards universal, inclusive and sustainable development. (+)
Enjoy the Daejeon experience!
uclgcongress - 22/08/2022
Daejeon has beautiful natural scenery surrounded by three major rivers, Lake Daecheong, and mountains. Water supply, sewage treatment and housing supply rates have reached nearly 100%, and public services that are important for residents’quality of life, such as cultural facilities, parks and intelligent transportation systems. It is also an environmentally friendly city where more than 70% of waste is recycled. (+)
Several months ahead of the 2022 Daejeon UCLG World Congress, Daejeon holds the D-100 Ceremony Event and launches the Congress official website
uclgcongress - 22/07/2022
The 2022 Daejeon UCLG Organizing Committee held the UCLG D-100 Commemorative Event at the Expo Citizens’ Square on the 2nd of July, in hopes of hosting a successful Congress. Some 1,000 participants gathered together during this event, including the Mayor of Daejeon Metropolitan City, local... (+)
UCLG Secretary General Emilia Saiz and 6 representatives from UCLG organized a visit to Daejeon for site inspection from April 3rd to April 7th.
- 19/04/2022
This visit was geared toward working-level coordination meetings on the overall Congress structure of the agreement, site inspection of the Congress venue and nearby hotels, along with a preliminary visit to the DMZ in Panmunjom for a peace tour. (+)
- 25/03/2022
The city of Daejeon would like to introduce what Daejeon has been preparing for the upcoming 2022 UCLG Daejeon World Congress, which is to be held from October 10th to 14th. (+)
Local and regional governments pave way for implementation of the global goals
COVID19, public services - 20/07/2021
“Local and regional governments in Spain and across Europe are paving the way to the active implementation of the global goals”, writes Carlos Martínez Mínguez Mayor of Soria (Spain), CEMR Vice-President & Spokesperson on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He signs the forward of a study just released by PLATFORMA and CEMR.   (+)