The 2019 UCLG Peace Prize Jury

The applications have been checked for their eligibility, and are currently being carefully scored by the Jury. We are proud to present you with the members of the jury of the second edition of the UCLG Peace Prize.

The World Forum on Urban Violence calls on cities to grow into their role as peacekeepers

The Outcome Document of the Forum, the Commitment to the Agenda of Cities for Coexistence and Peace, expanded upon the line of work that had been opened during the first Forum, which explored the links between SDGs 11 and 16: between building sustainable, resilient cities, and pr

Cities of peace, democratic cities for all: Our priorities for the following years

Previous decades -and, in particular, the 1980s- saw a boost in decentralization and yet, in the present day, we are witnessing regressive scenarios in regards to the funding that local governments need.

The UCLG World Council in Madrid places local governments at the heart of building peaceful and resilient societies

The day also saw the Business Sessions of both the UCLG Executive Bureau and the World Council.  Parks Tau, President of UCLG, chaired the Business Session of the UCLG Executive Bureau along with Co-Presidents Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito, and Ada Colau

Local and regional governments stand together on Peace Day

On 21 September, International Day of Peace, UCLG and our members recall that peace is defined, not just by the absence of physical violence, but by inclusive communities that protect human rights, combat inequalities and treasure diversity.

Peace Prize recognizes the important role that local governments play in conflict areas

Solidarity following the attacks in Istanbul

The UCLG World Secretariat on behalf of local governments across the world wish to express their deepest condolences and sympathy to the Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG, the people of Istanbul and Turkey,  the families of the victims and to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality f


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