United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) - Commission for Local Economic and Social Development
The Economic and Social Development Commission is a voluntary community of local authorities, representatives of local governments and associations of local and regional governments, members of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).
It is made up of an organized group of local governments, and a group of members from the various sections of UCLG, and has a specialized Technical Secretariat.
As a network of local and regional governments, the Commission proposes and promotes policies on social and economic development, in collaboration with other actors and under a territorial approach.
The Commission reinforces cooperation between local governments and encourages their recognition in the construction of new models of economic and social development. It is, therefore, an instrument to promote the co-responsibility of local actors for a sustainable global action.
The Commission is co-chaired by the Canadian Federation of Municipalities (FCM) and the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI).
The Commission contributes to the general objectives of UCLG by strengthening cooperation between local governments from different regions of the world and developing content related to sustainable local economic development for social cohesion and gender equality.