From Nepal to China: Road to the 9th Congress of UCLG ASPAC

UCLG ASPAC is organising the first session of the Executive Bureau 2023 in Nepal and its 9th Congress in Yiwu, China. The election of the President and Governing Body will be conducted through its 9th Congress. The Hosts of these Statutory Meetings are making preparation. This year, preparation will be made from Nepal and culminated in China. A road map towards the 9th Congress will be presented by Yiwu at the upcoming Executive Bureau Meeting of UCLG ASPAC in Nepal. Check out why members shall not miss both Statutory Meetings!


UCLG ASPAC Executive Bureau Meeting 2023 will soon be organised in Nepal, the country of the current President, Mayor Ashok Kumar Byanju of Dhulikhel Municipality.

Why you should come to Nepal

  • We spotlight the essence of and open up wide opportunities to “Inter-municipal Cooperation for Resilient and Sustainable Cities” in the first quarter of the year;
  • Opportunities to explore and learn further about City Wide Inclusive Sanitation for Sustainable Development;
  • Get to know and share your inputs on Enabling Environment for Resilient and Sustainable Cities;
  • Learn about the SDGs Localisation;
  • Explore Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Dhulikhel Municipality all at once;
  • Great opportunities to network and get involved deeper in our future activities


With 2023 decided as the congress year, UCLG ASPAC will be holding an election for its new President and Governing Body for a two-year term. The City of Yiwu has expressed its interest to host the 9th Congress. Sum-up of the recent development in Yiwu are shown below:

  • Yiwu has set up overseas service stations in Dubai, Spain, and the Czech Republic to actively contribute to the development of international trade by providing high-quality, efficient, and convenient services to overseas merchants and overseas Chinese;
  • Yiwu has arranged three business charter flights to invite global buyers to the city;
  • Yiwu has “Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe” China-Europe freight train;
  • Yiwu has settled a 10 billion level energy investment project;
  • Two enterprises in Yiwu have won the China Patent Excellence Award;
  • Currently having the construction of some key projects;
  • Various international exchanges, activities, and fairs.

UCLG ASPAC is looking forward to meeting and having closer discussions with you to cultivate more opportunities for your cities and regions and our local development