Global leadership

Bringing together a diversity of public institutions responsible for the government of major urban agglomerations, we advocate engaged metropolitan governance that attends to social life in all its complexity, seeking to enhance the quality of life of all.

To reach this end, we foster the global connections and internationalization of our membership, closely following  global political discussions and international conferences, and offering new spaces of visibility for our leaders to be recognized as world champions on the various issues that affect metropolitan citizens. As a consequence, not only do we support the implementation of international agreements by our members, but also encourage them to set the global agenda, by bringing up metropolitan perspectives to the United Nations and other relevant organizations.

global taskforce

We operate the metropolitan section of the World Organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), since its constitution, in 2004. As such, we endorse the Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments for the 21st Century, which sets out the vision and aspirations of sub-national governments, and explains the contributions we can make to ensuring sustainable development in a rapidly changing world. We are also one of the founding members of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments

Bringing together a diversity of public institutions responsible for the government of major urban agglomerations, we advocate engaged metropolitan governance that attends to social life in all its complexity, seeking to enhance the quality of life of all.

To reach this end, we foster the global connections and internationalization of our membership, closely following  global political discussions and international conferences, and offering new spaces of visibility for our leaders to be recognized as world champions on the various issues that affect metropolitan citizens. As a consequence, not only do we support the implementation of international agreements by our members, but also encourage them to set the global agenda, by bringing up metropolitan perspectives to the United Nations and other relevant organizations.