UCLG Congress and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders

The IOPD will be present at the UCLG Congress to be held from October 10 to 14 in Daejeon, South Korea.

The United Cities and Local Governments Congress and World Summit will take place in Daejeon, South Korea, from October 10-14. This event, held every three years, builds on our Organization's century-old origins as a movement driven by peace, solidarity and city diplomacy, and the commitment of local and regional government members from around the world to safeguard the dreams and aspirations of their communities.

The Congress will elect the new UCLG presidency and political leadership, as well as adopt a pact for the future in order to face global challenges. This event will be an important opportunity to exchange knowledge, discover experiences and strengthen alliances between global actors.

IOPD will be participating as part of the global municipal movement. On October 11th we will be moderating a session on the different UCLG awards, on October 14th we will be organizing a session on local democracy and participatory experiences and on the same day we will have a session on the Good Practice in Citizen Participation Award.


  • Chasing excellence as one: Bringing UCLG prizes to the next level through enhanced collaboration / Tuesday, October 11 12:00-13:00 / DCC1 - Networking Hub 


  • The Future of Local Democracy: Innovative practices of participatory democracy / Friday, October 14 10:00-11:30 / DCC1 - 301


  • 16th IOPD Best Practices Award / Friday, October 14 11:30-12:00 / DCC1 - Networking Hub


We invite Congress attendees to participate in our activities and the entire IOPD constituency to stay tuned to the news of this event.


More information can be found on the Congress website.