The Commission of Economic and Social Development is a voluntary community of local authorities, representatives of local governments and associations of local and regional governments, members of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).
It is an organized group of local governments, and a group of members from different sections
of UCLG, and it has a specialized Technical Secretariat.
As a network of local and regional governments, the Commission proposes and promotes policies on social and economic development, in collaboration with other actors and based on a territorial approach.
The Commission reinforces cooperation among local governments and promotes their recognition in the construction of new models of economic and social development. It is, therefore, a tool to promote the co-responsibility of local actors for sustainable global action.
The Commission is co-chaired by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI).
The Commission contributes to the UCLG general objectives by strengthening cooperation between local governments in different regions of the world and developing content related to sustainable local economic development for social cohesion and gender equality.