Local Governments: The Power of the People

The UCLG Executive Bureau 2024 will take place in San José, under the theme “Local Governments: The Power of the People”, and will mark the 120th anniversary of the Movement and 120 years of union as UCLG.

It will allow us to review our history and take stock of the situation, reflecting on the institutional reinforcement necessary to be the driving force of the Pact for the Future.

The Bureau will prepare the position of local governments for the World Water Forum in Indonesia and the Summit of the Future. Local and regional  governments aim to showcase themselves as political actors in their own right on the international agenda, linking it to the local level.

It will also address the international financing architecture needed to address climate challenges and the diplomacy of cities and territories as a fundamental building block for peace.