Emilia Sáiz
Emilia Sáiz

Ms. Emilia Sáiz is Secretary-General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). She has worked with the international movement of local and regional governments in different capacities since 1997, leading programmes and initiatives on institutional capacity building, the participation of women in local decision-making, and decentralized cooperation. She played a critical role in setting up the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments and represented local and regional governments in international processes such as Rio+20 and Beijing+20, the climate agreement, the SDGs, and Habitat III, and facilitated contributions from local constituencies to United Nations processes.