The United Cities and Local Governments Congress, otherwise known as the “Summit of Local and Regional Leaders”, is the highest governing body of the World Organization.

Held every three years, the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders has acquired, during the course of previous editions, a strong and enviable reputation within the international community. This high‑calibre event remains referential and one of

the most anticipated meetings for local and regional leaders and decision makers.

It brings together over 3,000 representatives of towns, cities, metropolises and regions, civil society, the business world and academia from around the world to interact with their colleagues from across the globe.

The Summit is also the occasion where all members of UCLG are able to exercise their rights, influence the global development agenda and guide the UCLG work plan for the next three years.

The Third World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders will take place from 12 to 15 October 2016 and will be hosted by the city of Bogotá, Colombia’s capital.

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