The World Summit approaches, Registration open up to the 20th September!


The World Summit is approaching. In around one month the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) will take place in the Moroccan capital Rabat from 1 to 4 October 2013. Rabat will be the setting for the biggest meeting of local and regional elected representatives the world over, with over 3000 participants from 100 countries.

If you haven’t done it yet…Now is the time to register! The online registration closes on the 20th September. After this date, all registrations will have to be made upon direct presentation at the Summit.

> For more information on registration, accommodation and other logistical questions click here.

In today’s difficult climate, marked by economic crises and a reduction in the resources of local governments, we are forced to imagine new development alternatives for our territories, characterised by solidarity and sustainability. With this aim in mind, the four main topics of the Congress programme will be under debate during thematic roundtables that will take place on 3rd October and will also be addressed prior to the event openly through social networks. The questions that will be addressed during the roundtables that are equally open to the public include: fostering wellbeing, strengthening solidarity among territories, supporting new local governance and promoting diversity.   

> Consult the Pre-Programme on the UCLG Congress website here

The Summit in Rabat will be a unique opportunity to commemorate the centenary of the international municipal. The latest news on the commemoration of the centenary can be found on the centenary section of the Congress website dedicated to this topic and on Twitter via the hashtag #UCLG100.

Click here to access our centenary webpage

We are counting on your participation to reinforce our presence at international level and to defend “the future that local and regional governments want”. 

Follow UCLG activities and the latest news on the Congress through Twitter at @uclg_org and #Rabat2013, and also through Facebook and Linkedin.