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Ms.  Emilia Saiz
Short biography
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 the Rio and Beijing +20, the Climate Agreement, SDGs and Habitat III and facilitated contributions from local constituencies to United Nations processes.