“To promote decentralization and African local government as a distinct and autonomous sphere of government while building African unity and driving African development through the grassroots.”
Who We Are
United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)
The umbrella organization for African local governments, was founded in 2005 in the City of Tshwane, South Africa as a result of the unification of three continental groups of local governments, namely the African Union of Local Authorities (AULA); the Union des Villes Africaines (UVA); and the Africa Chapter of the Unao dos Ciudades y Capitaes Lusofono Africana, (UCCL AFRICA).
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Where We Will Be
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The 24th session of UCLG Africa Executive Committee will be held online, on 7 December 2020. In the afternoon of the same day the Pan-African Council of the organization will also meet.
This 23rd session of the Executive Committee will adopt the 2021 budget of UCLG Africa.
As a reminder, UCLG Africa’s Executive Committee is the body in charge of the political leadership of the organization. The Executive Committee is comprised of 16 members, 15 members equally representing each of the 5 regions of the continent, (3 for each of the 5 regions), plus the President of the Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA – UCLG Africa’s gender committee). The Pan-African Council of UCLG Africa is composed of forty-five (45) active members, nine (9) for each African sub-region.
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On May 25th 1963 in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, 32 African states agreed to establish the Organization of African Unity (OAU). To commemorate this historic event May 25th is celebrated as Africa Day.
Throughout the 1990s African leaders debated the need to amend the OAU’s structures to reflect the challenges of a changing world.
September 9th 1999 the 4th Extraordinary Session of the OAU saw Heads of State and Government adopt the Sirte Declaration calling for the establishment of a new Africa Union. To commemorate this historic event September 9th is celebrated
as Africa Union Day.
The Lomé Summit adopted the Constitutional Act of the Union.
The Lusaka Summit drew the roadmap for the implementation of the AU.
The July 2002 Durban Summit launched the AU and convened the 1st Assembly of the Heads of State of the African Union.
The year 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the Organization of African Unity.
The Africa Union Heads of State and Government adopted Agenda 2063.