What We Do

Programmes & Projects

UCLG ASPAC is the key knowledge management hub on local government issues in the Asia Pacific, promoting all aspects of democratic local government, and is also serving UCLG ASPAC members by facilitating as well as supporting cooperation between cities, local governments and their associations.  

The association is also here to facilitate various programmes, networks and partnerships to develop the capacity of local governments and local governments associations. Moreover, UCLG ASPAC represents local governments politically within the international community, and with the United Nations and its agencies.  

Therefore, UCLG ASPAC is automatically engaged in all relevant thematic fields for nurturing sustainable development, comprising local economic development, climate change, disaster resiliency, culture, strategic planning, decentralisation, municipal finance, gender equality, women leadership and empowerment and good governance. This involvement is reflected in the various programmes and projects that encompass all those thematic fields of development.  



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.