UCLG Sections

The UCLG network is a decentralized structure composed of 7 regional sections, 1 metropolitan section and 1 section for regional governments. Sections set their own policies and administer their own affairs while providing institutional support within their agreed geographical area. They also reinforce the policies and activities decided by the governing bodies of the World Organisation and perform a policy, programming and administrative role.

UCLG World Network

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North America Section


Chaired by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

President: Taneen Rudyk, City Councillor of Vegreville, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Secretary General: Carole Saab

24 Clarence Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P3 Canada
Tel +1 613 241 5221
Fax +1 613 241 7440
Email: [email protected]


Latin America Section

Coordination of Local Authorities for unity in diversity (CORDIAL)

FLACMA President: Johnny Araya, Mayor of San José de Costa Rica

Secretary General: Sergio ArredondoExecutive General of FENAMM

SGAN 601 Norte, Modulo N, Asa Norte, CEP: 70.830-010, Brasília, Brasil
Tel +55(61) 2101-6000
Fax +55 (61) 2101-6008




President: Carolina Cosse, Mayor of Montevideo
Executive Secretary: Fabiana Goyeneche, Montevideo
Permanent Secretariat: Jorge Rodríguez, Montevideo

Mercociudades, Permanent Headquarters, Mercosur Building, Montevideo, Uruguay
Dir: Luis Piera 1992 Mercosur Building, Ground Floor, Mercociudades Office. CP 11800
Tel: +59819509483
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]
Web: www.mercociudades.org


Europe Section

Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)

President: Gunn Marit HELGESEN, Councillor of Vestfold and Telemark, President of the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS).

Secretary General: Fabrizio Rossi

1 Square de Meeûs B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 5117477
Fax: +32 2 5110949
Email: [email protected]


Africa Section


President: Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President of Nouakchott Regional Council

Secretary General: Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi

22, rue Essaadyine, Quartier Hassan, Rabat, Maroc
Tel: + 212 537 260 062 / + 212 537 260 063
Fax: + 212 537 260 060
Email: [email protected]


Middle East and West Asia Section


President: Mohamed Saadieh, President of UCLG-MEWA , President of Union of Dannieh Municipalities-Lebanon, Mayor of Deirnbouh.

Secretary General: Mehmet Duman

Yerebatan Cad 2 - Sultanahmet, 34410 -Istanbul, Turkey
Tel +90 212 511 10 10
Fax +90 212 513 44 87
Email: [email protected]

Representative of Lebanon: Béchir Odeimi, President of United Cities of Lebanon.

Rue Toufic Salem, Imm Sakr., 3e et, Beyrouth, BP 16-5094, Lebanon
Tel + 96 11 64 99 00


Eurasia Section


President: Ilsur Metshin,, Mayor of Kazan, Chair of UNACLA

Secretary General: Rasikh Sagitov

8/1, Mislavsky str., Kazan 420111, Russian Federation
Tel/Fax: +7 843 292 09 34
Email: [email protected]

Asia-Pacific Section


President: Ashok Kumar Byanju Shrestha, Mayor of Dhulikhel.

Secretary General: Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi

City Hall of Jakarta, Building E, 4th Floor
Central Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Tel +62-21 389 01 801
Fax +62-21 389 01 802
Email: [email protected]


Metropolitan Section


President: Claudia López, Mayor of Bogotá

Secretary General: Jordi Vaquer

Carrer Avinyó, 15 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Tel +34 933 429 460
Fax +34 933 429 466
Email: [email protected]


Forum of Regions

UCLG Regions

UCLG Vice-President for Regional Governments and President of the Forum of the Regions:

-Paola Pabón, Prefect of Pichincha, President of the Consortium of Provincial Autonomous Governments from Ecuador (CONGOPE)


- Antònia Sabartés, UCLG World Secretariat

Carrer Avinyo 15
08002 Barcelona (Spain) 

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Eurasia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Mercociudades
  • Middle East-West Asia
  • North America
  • Metropolitan Section
  • Forum of Regions
Africa ENFR Africa
ENFR Asia-Pacific
Eurasia ENES Eurasia
Europe ENFR Europe
Middle East and West Asia ENES Middle East and West Asia
ENES Latin America
North America ENFR North America
ENES Metropolis
Forum of Regions ENES Forum of Regions