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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)
Harnessing local innovation to address the global housing crisis. A report developed by the GOLD team after UCLG's Wave of Action on Housing.
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.
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
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.
Cities for Adequate Housing Declaration (2018)
A landmark declaration adopted by more than 40 local governments which brought the right to housing at the heart of local and global agendas.
UCLG Manifesto on the Future of Housing (2019)
UCLG's renewed policy position on housing adopted by the World Congress of 2019 held in Durban.
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.
Report on the right to housing of persons with disabilities - A/72/128 (2017)
Report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha.
Cooperative housing: An alternative to the financialization of housing (2019)
By Lorenzo Vidal (CIDOB).
Report on access to justice for the right to housing - A/HRC/40/61 (2019)
By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha.
Right to Housing and COVID-19: A local government perspective
Contribution by the UCLG-CISPDHR to the dedicated report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing.
Implementing the right to housing: A guide for local governments and civil society (2016)
By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha
Report of the 2020 UCLG Comunity of Practice on Housing
The meeting focused on exploring the emerging role of local governments facing the impacts of the COVID-19 over local housing systems.
Decalogue for Participatory Slum Upgrading (2020)
Arising from the Synergies for Solidarity initiative.
Live Learning Experience on COVID-19 and Housing (2020)
A meeting of the UCLG #BeyondtheOutbreak community focusing on local governments' housing responses to the COVID-19 crisis.
Rights of the Homeless People Declaration (2016)
A set of recommendations aimed at bringing the rights of homeless people to the Habitat III process. Document developed with civil society and international partners.
(Re)thinking housing provision by local governments for Informal Settler Families in Metro Cebu, Philippines (2020)
By Yuka Aota
Homeless Bill of Rights (2017)
A European initiative by FEANTSA aimed at better protecting the rights of homeless people in cities. Local governments can adhere to this initiative.