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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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UN General Assembly
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Role of local government in the promotion and protection of human rights - A/HRC/30/49 (2015)

Report developed by the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, adopted by the Council in 2016.

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Housing discrimination and spatial segregation: Local and regional government consultation held with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing
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Housing discrimination and spatial segregation at the local level (2021)

Report developed as a follow-up to the 2021 Consultation on housing discrimination and spatial segregation held with the UN SR on Housing.

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UCLG-CSIPDHR Report on Local Governments and Human Rights
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UCLG-CSIPDHR Report on Local Governments and Human Rights

Developed as a contribution to the OHCHR's 2019 call for contributions on local governments and human rights initiatives.

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Co-Creating Local Policies to Realize Women Rights (2019)
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Co-Creating Local Policies to Realize Women Rights (2019)

Reporting on an event addressing violence against women in cities held in the context of the 2019 IOPD Conference (Iztapalapa).

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Local Governments for Human Rights: A Debate with the UN (2019)
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Local Governments for Human Rights: A Debate with the UN (2019)

A historical event which laid the foundations for a more structural dialogue between the UN and local governments on human rights.

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Contribution to the Guidelines on the Implementation of the Right to Housing (2020)
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Contribution to the Guidelines on the Implementation of the Right to Housing (2020)

Contribution by the UCLG-CSIPDHR and UCLG-GOLD to the dedicated report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing.

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UN Special Procedures
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Report on COVID-19 and the right to adequate housing: impacts and the way forward - A/75/148 (2020)

By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal

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Migrant women
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Report on migrant women in cities and the role of local governments (2020)

Summary of discussions held during the 2020 multi-stakeholder dialogue on migrant women in cities.

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Local Citizenship and Migration
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Local Citizenship and Migration (2021)

Peer Learning note on "Local Citizenship and Migration". It contains local government practices on human rights and participatory democracy.

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Report of the European Workshop on Human Rights Cities (2018)

Report of the European Workshop on Human Rights Cities (2018)

Held in the context of the Cities for Rights Conference, this event addressed the main outcomes of the 20 years old European human rights cities movement.

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UN General Assembly

OHCHR Report on Local Governments and Human Rights - A/HRC/42/22 (2019)

Report developed by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, adopted by the Human Rights Council in 2019.

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UN Special Procedures

Report on Local Governments and the Right to Housing - A/HRC/28/62 (2014)

By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing Leilani Farha

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UN Special Procedures

Report on homelessness as a global human rights crisis that demands an urgent responses - A/HRC/31/54 (2015)

By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing Leilani Farha.

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Reports

Seminar on Innovative Local Policies for Social Inclusion (2007)

A comprehensive report of decisions issued from the first international seminar on innovative local policies for social inclusion (Barcelona, 2007).

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Report of the Webinar on Unaccompanied Minors (2019)

Report of the Webinar on Unaccompanied Minors (2019)

Practices by local governments in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Webinar held in the context of the MC2CM project.

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UN Special Procedures

Report on the financialization of housing and the right to housing - A/HRC/34/51 (2017)

By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing Leilani Farha.

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World Forum on Human Rights of Nantes

Nantes World Forum on Human Rights (2008)

Extensive report of the World Forum on Human Rights (Nantes, 2008). Its outcomes contributed to the drafting process of the Global Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City.

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Urban Migration: Strenghtening Cooperation with Civil Society (2019)

Urban Migration: Strenghtening Cooperation with Civil Society (2019)

Reporting on the MC2CM Peer Learning event held in Sfax. Focus on local government - civil society cooperation on migration.

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