United Cities and Local Governments
Location of UCLG's Headquarter Barcelona, Spain
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is an umbrella organization for cities, local governments and municipal associations throughout the world. United Cities and Local Governments was founded in 2004, when the existing local government organizations - the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), the United Towns Organizations (UTO) and Metropolis – united their respective global networks of cities and national associations of local governments in a single organization. United Cities and Local Governments' headquarters, the World Secretariat, is based in Barcelona, Spain. UCLG is the largest local government organization in the world and understands itself as the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, de facto representing over half the world's population, the cities and association members of UCLG are present in over 120 UN Member States across seven world regions:
Africa (UCLG Africa), Asia-Pacific (UCLG-ASPAC), Europe (CEMR), Eurasia (UCLG Euro Asia), Middle East and West Asia (UCLG MEWA), Latin America (FLACMA),and North America (UCLG North America). UCLG has also a dedicated "regional" Section for large metropolitan Areas, Metropolis.