The UCLG Decalogue for the post COVID-19 era is the political charter of world organisation United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in these times of crisis. The document, which consists of 10 actions towards the sustainable and inclusive recovery, builds on the political declaration of the most recent world congress of UCLG. At that congress, local and regional governments and their associations already committed to build a world of solidarity.
The decalogue highlights the importance of international work of local and regional governments and their associations. Before and during the COVID-19 crisis, local and regional governments have demonstrated their capacity to act as promoters and guardians of international solidarity and development. The Sustainable Development Goals remain the primary framework for international action, at all levels of government.
The Capacity and Institution Building Working Group of UCLG has worked on a joint position on COVID-19 and (the continued need for) local government development cooperation. The position highlights that development cooperation by local governments is an effective means towards sustainable recovery from the ongoing crisis. Furthermore, it mentions how the CIB network, a platform for professionals working at local governments and their associations on international development, plans to concretely contribute to the objectives mentioned in the Decalogue.