In UCLG-MEWA congress in Gaziantep-Turkey,
2016, Dr. Sadegh Najafi, the mayor of Tabriz, was elected as a co- president of
The World Organization of United Cities and
Local Governments, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, have been active since
January 2004 consisting of 3000 cities around the world. The main purpose
of the organization is to “protectthe values, aims and interests of democratic
local governments in order to be a unified voice and advocate on a world scale
and in cooperation with local governments and the international community.