Association of Ukrainian Cities is voluntary association of local governments in Ukraine.
The Association of Ukrainian Cities was founded in June 1992, and at that time it consisted of 35 member-municipalities. The main objective of its functioning is broadening the horizontal links between the municipalities by means of economic cooperation, advocacy of member-municipalities rights and interests, cooperating with state authorities and NGOs for Ukraine transforming into a nation with the socially-oriented market economy.
In January 1995, all-member meeting of the Association adopted its Statute. According to it, the Association has got its official name: the Association of Ukrainian Cities and its status was defined as an all-Ukrainian, non-governmental, non-profit, and non-partisan organization.
Nowadays AUC unites 574 Ukrainian cities, rayons in cities, settlements and villages where more than 95% of Ukrainian urban population lives.