Vision, Mission, & Scope of Work


UCLG ASPAC is the united voice and advocate of democratic local self-government, which promotes cooperation between governments and within the wider international communities in the Asia-Pacific Region.



  • To promote strong and effective democratic local self-government throughout the region/world by fostering unity and cooperation among members.
  • To ensure the effective political representation of local government to the UN and other international communities.
  • To be the worldwide source of key information on local government, learning, exchange, and capacity building to support democratic local governments and their associations.
  • To promote economic, social, cultural, vocational and environmental development by enhancing the services to the citizens based on good governance.
  • To promote race and gender equality, combating discrimination, promoting decentralized cooperation and international cooperation between local governments and their associations.
  • To promote twinning and partnership between local governments and peoples.



  • Decentralized cooperation (cities/local governments to cities/local governments exchange).
  • Advocacy.
  • Capacity building and training.
  • Research and knowledge management.
  • Project development and management