The Mayor of Kazan will take part in the meeting of the UCLG World Council
December 7). Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, will take part in the meeting
of the World Council of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). The event
is taking place in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, a sister city of Kazan.
Organization “United Cities and Local Governments” is a voluntary international
merger of associations, unions and individual municipal entities, established
in 2004 to effectively implement the citizens' rights to local self-government.
The UCLG is the most powerful and influential structure in the sphere of
strengthening the interaction of local self-government, their representation at
the international level and the implementation of democratic principles.
the UCLG unites more than 10 thousand cities and associations of the world and
represents more than half of the world population. The UCLG consists of 7
regional offices. Ilsur Metshin was elected the president of the Eurasian
branch of the organization.