The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Executive Bureau will be held on 18-19 April in Madrid, Spain, under the invitation of the Mayor of the city, Manuela Carmena.

The 2017 Executive Bureau will be held back-to-back with the World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, taking place on 19-21 April, organized by the cities of Madrid, Paris and Barcelona, UCLG, UCCI, AIPAZ and UN Agencies.

The City Councils of Madrid and Paris propose that a summit meeting be celebrated in Madrid, the International Forum against Violence and for Peace Education, in order to start the process that will bring together local leaders, and personalities stemming from civil society and great thinkers. At the present stage cities and local governments have the duty, the responsibility, to work for Peace, to stop considering violence as a means of conflict resolution and to encourage education for Peace as an instrument of coexistence and future welfare.

Resolution of the World Council of United Cities and local Governments on 4th December 2015

The Executive Bureau of UCLG is responsible for initiating proposals and carrying out the decisions of the World Council. It is in charge of the World Organisation’s administrative and financial management. Composed of 115 members, it meets twice a year and usually gathers around 200 participants.

Draft programme

Policy discussions will be held on Tuesday 18 April at the invitation of FEMP, the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces.

The meetings of the Committee on Statutory Affairs and Financial Management Committee will also take place at the FEMP Headquarters.

The meeting of the Executive Bureau will take place on Wednesday 19 April at La Nave Exhibition Centre.

There is limited space for Committee and Working Group meetings on 17 and 18 April. A definite programme will be sent to you soon.

Note: The UCLG Executive Bureau meetings are closed meetings. Members of UCLG are welcome to contact the World Secretariat for additional information through the following email address:

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