World Organization United Cities and Local Governments is a voluntary international alliance of associations, unions and individual municipalities established in 2004 in order to cement the role of local and regional governments in the global decision-making.
recognized UCLG as its principal partner in working with local governments.
UCLG consists of 1 metropolitan section, 1 section for regional governments, and 7 regional sections, including Eurasian.
Volgograd has been a member of the Eurasian section of UCLG since 2005
Via their participation in UCLG, local leaders can represent rights and needs of citizens at the global level
, develop and promote solutions to the problems of globalization and urbanization they meet at the local level.