Mediterranean Commission of UCLG

The Mediterranean Commission of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is a world organisation that brings together and gives a voice to local and regional authorities and their networks, defending their interests on the world stage. Created In 2006, the interregional Mediterranean Commission of UCLG is co-presided and sponsored by the City of Marseille and the Regional Council of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region.

At the junction of the Europe, Africa and Middle East/West Asia Sections, the Mediterranean Commission gathers local and regional authorities, their networks and associations, from 24 Mediterranean countries.

Its missions include:

  • Promoting local and regional self-government and the institutional reinforcement of local governments
  • Bringing together local officials and policy makers to strengthen the feeling of sharing a common Mediterranean destiny
  • Developing and enhancing the role of local institutions in the formulation, management and leadership of development and solidarity policies the closest to the citizens
  • Providing information on available initiatives and mechanisms for local and regional development

The Mediterranean Commission strengthens the objectives and the voice of UCLG in the Mediterranean with regard to critical issues like urbanisation, decentralisation and environment. With its Political Council (one elected official per country and per transnational association/network), it represents local and regional Mediterranean leaders and relays their aspirations and proposals.

The Mediterranean Commission organises since 2008 the permanent Forum of Local and Regional Authorities, which is the largest platform for political exchanges gathering in each of its events close to 150 Mediterranean elected officials who address their messages to heads of State and Government and to international institutions.

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Relevant Documents

Below, you can find the Charter of the Political Council of the Mediterranean Commission of UCLG and the Political Declaration of the last Forum


United Cities and Local Governments

A brief presentation on the vision and mission of the organisation. You can find more videos of UCLG on their YouTube channel