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In the Local Policies section you will find a compilation of local government policies on human rights, the right to the city, housing and other key topics for local social inclusion and participatory democracy agendas. Our search engine will allow you to select practices according to more specific categories or types of contents, including more than sixty case studies developed within the Inclusive Cities Observatory initiative (a joint endeavour by the UCLG-CSIPDHR, the University College of London and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra). The Resources section of this Knowledge Hub gathers useful publications, policy documents, international declarations and valuable learning resources.

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Rethinking Housing Policies (2019)
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Rethinking Housing Policies (2019)

Harnessing local innovation to address the global housing crisis. A report developed by the GOLD team after UCLG's Wave of Action on Housing.

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Competitive Metropolises and the Prospects for Spatial Justice
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Competitive Metropolises and the Prospects for Spatial Justice (2016)

A transformative approach to metropolization and global agendas: Developed with the LAVUE institute.

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The Right to the City: Building another possible world (2016)

The Right to the City: Building another possible world (2016)

Guidelines for understanding and operationalizing the right to the city by the Global Platform for the Right to the City.

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Local government and human rights: doing good service (2005)

Local government and human rights: doing good service (2005)

A publication by the International Council on Human Rights Policy

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Human Rights Cities and Regions: Swedish and International Perspectives

Human Rights Cities and Regions: Swedish and International Perspectives (2017)

A publication by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights reflecting on Swedish and international human rights policy experiences.

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Public policies and budgets with a human rights perspective : an operational manual for public servants

Public policies and budgets with a human rights perspective : an operational manual for public servants

A publication by the OHCHR - Mexico Office.

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Participation without exclusion (OCPM)

Participation without exclusion (2017)

Learning from 15 years of Montreal Observatory on Public Consultation (OCPM)

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For a World of Inclusive Cities

For a World of Inclusive Cities (2008)

This publication presents several policy guidelines and recommendations for local governments when designing public policies for social inclusion.

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Unveiling the Right to the City

Unveiling the Right to the City (2017)

The main goal of this publication is "to give back to the right to the city concept its emancipatory power" by analyzing emerging local and international alternatives.

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Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy

Social inclusion and participatory democracy: From the conceptual discussion to local action (2010)

A publication developed with Barcelona's IGOP and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

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Human Rights Handbook for Local and Regional Authorities

Human Rights Handbook for Local and Regional Authorities (2017)

A publication by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (Council of Europe).

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New Generation Human Rights: The Right to the City (2011)

A publication by the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia (Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya) on the Right to the City implications as a new generation human right.

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GOLD V Report on the Localization of the Global Agendas (2019)

GOLD V Report on the Localization of the Global Agendas (2019)

The UCLG GOLD team explores the role of local governments in advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda across the world.

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Using Human Rights Assessments in Local Governance (2014)

Using Human Rights Assessments in Local Governance (2014)

Prepared by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute under the auspices of the "Human Rights at Home" Campaign of 2014

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International municipalism and the right to the city (2019)

International municipalism and the right to the city (2019)

A report developed by the CIDOB on the role of cities in the age of globalization.

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The Rights-based Approach through the Bogotá Humana Plan (2016)

The Rights-based Approach through the Bogotá Humana Plan (2016)

Monitoring policies on Early Childhood, Older People and Homelessness inspired by the rights-based approach.

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Advancing urban rights. Equality and diversity in the city (2019)

Advancing urban rights: Equality and diversity in the city (2019)

A report by CIDOB exploring emerging discourses and practices on equality and diversity in cities.

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GOLD IV Report on the Global Agendas of Metropolises, Cities and Territories

GOLD IV Report on the Global Agendas of Metropolises, Cities and Territories

The fourth GOLD Report published in 2016.

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