UCLG is the Global network of cities and local, metropolitan and regional governments. An inheritor of the century-old International Municipal Movement, UCLG was created in 2004 when local and regional authorities across the world decided to unite their voices before the international community.
The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) is a founding member of Metropolis and one of the most actively engaged members. It is is the public administration of the metropolitan area of Barcelona, which occupies 636 km² and is made up with 36 municipalities with more than 3.2 million inhabitants.
The Barcelona City Council decided to join the association in 2017 as a joint UCLG member. The decision brought coherence to the historical and stable background of participation of the city of Barcelona in Metropolis – whose some of the most perennial contributions are the location of the Secretariat General office at one of the city’s public buildings, and the leadership of Metropolis Women.