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How we work

The Committee consists of

  • Local governments (individual cities or associations of local governments);
  • Local government networks;
  • Partners (universities and civil society organisations).

Becoming a member of the Committee is free and must be arranged through UCLG’s World Secretariat and the Committee's Executive Technical Secretariat. The Committee aims to ensure balanced representation, and those members not belonging to UCLG will be encouraged to adhere to the organisation.

Committee members are the plenary body, which is responsible for defining the general political directives of the Committee.

Specification and implementation of the political directives will be the responsibility of the Committee’s bureau, which consists of a Collegiate Presidency, whose members  will ensure the financing of the Committee.  The Committee will ensure balanced political representation in its bureau. 

Working groups can be created based around the Committee's three areas of work (social inclusion, participatory democracy and human rights) in order to contribute to the development of each one of these areas, and they will support the bureau in the definition and execution of the working plan. Each working group will be chaired by a bureau member.

The Executive Technical Secretary will be responsible for co-ordinating the implementation of the working plan, fostering the 3 groups and organising and following up Committee meetings.

The working languages of the Committee are Spanish, English and French