Eurasia Regional Section of the World organization "United Cities and Local Governments"

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Greeting of Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, President of UCLG-Eurasia

Dear friends!

Neither a modern man can live without a telephone or the Internet, nor a modern city looking to the future and working for the benefit of citizens can be excluded from global processes or working with international organizations. Established in 2004, the World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments has become a powerful and influential institution in the field of interaction of municipalities of different countries, and this is no accident. The need of local authorities to share best practices and represent them at the international level is constantly growing.

If two hundred years ago only 2% of the world population lived in cities, today the half of the world's population lives in cities. Researchers predict that urbanization will cover 84% of the population of developed countries by 2030. And it is very important to make a city a place where you want to live and spend time, where there is a sense of uniqueness of place and where you feel you belong there and it is secure and comfortable.

Any city is a complex sum of interactions and relationships, problems and opportunities, history and new approaches. Of course, every city is unique. But today almost all metropolitan cities face the same problems: transport, environment, safety, urban planning and social policy. And, in my view, the role of the United Cities and Local Governments is to promote the development of every town, to find such ways of international cooperation and exchange of best practices which would be useful for all members of UCLG. The status of member of UCLG gives an opportunity to gain access to international experience, become a part of the global community of cities, as well as present towns` socio-cultural and industrial potential.

Sharing best practices as well as the constant process of interaction and mutual enrichment of cities are very important conditions for the development of any modern city. Organization of a modern system of exchange of best practices between municipalities at the global level is a way to find solutions to many problems of urban development. This should become one of the key activities of the World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments.

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Geography of UCLG
world organization

7regional
offices
1Metropolis
1Forum of Regions

UCLG represents 5 billion people across the world, 70% of the world’s total population. The network extends to every corner of the globe and covers over 240.000 towns, cities, regions and metropolises and over 175 associations of local and regional governments in 140 countries.

North America Section
Ottawa
24 709 000 sq km
565 265 000 people
UCLG World Secretariat
Barcelona
Europe Section
Brussels
10 180 000 sq km
742 452 000 people
Eurasia Section
Kazan
54 759 000 sq km
289 100 000 people
Latin America Section
Quito
19 197 000 sq km
588 019 500 people
Africa Section
Rabat
30 221 32 sq km
1 100 000 000 people
Middle East
and West Asia Section
Istanbul
5 000 000 sq km
175 000 000 people
Asia-Pacific Section
Jakarta
28 832 375 sq km
3 780 173 000 people

Geography of UCLG-EURASIA

The headquarter of UCLG-Eurasia

Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia)


Area

23 692 002SQ.KM

Population

289 100 000people

Members of UCLG-Eurasia:

Azerbaijan
Afganistan
Belarus
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Mongolia
Russia
Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Ukraine


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