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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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Local governments' role in tackling violence against women (2021)
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Local governments' role in tackling violence against women (2021)

Report of the event held within the 2021 WHRCF. First public event of the International Observatory on Violence against Women.

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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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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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Academic article

The Right to the City (2008)

By David Harvey.

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Ecological Transition and the Right to the City (2015)

Ecological Transition and the Right to the City (2015)

Report of discussion events on the Right to the City and the Ecological Transition held in the context of the Paris COP21 Summit.

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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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International Declaration

Final Declaration of the FAL Forum (2004)

Final Declaration of the Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy (FAL) held in Barcelona in 2004.

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NUA

New Urban Agenda (2016)

First international document to mention the right to the city. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2016 after the Habitat III process.

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Bogotá UCLG Commitment and Action Agenda (2016)

Bogotá UCLG Commitment and Action Agenda (2016)

The policy priorities of UCLG adopted in the 2016 Bogotá Congress. A landmark document which recognized for the first time the right to the city as a key priority of UCLG.

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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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International Declaration

World Charter for the Right to the City (2005)

International initiative developed throughout the early 2000's in various World Social Forums. It provided a landmark contribution to global debates on urban justice and social inclusion.

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The Rome Charter on Cultural Rights (2020)

The Rome Charter on Cultural Rights (2020)

A landmark Charter for the advance of cultural rights from a local government perspective.

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Financing the Right to the City for All Declaration (2016)

Financing the Right to the City for All Declaration (2016)

Developed in the framework of the Habitat III process. It called on the international community to reinforce local finances to fulfill the right to the city.

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Right to the City for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda (2018)

Right to the City for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda (2018)

A publication by the Global Platform for the Right to the City.

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International Declaration

Final Declaration of the FAL Forum (2006)

Final Declaration of the Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy (FAL) held in Caracas in 2006.

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Global Call for the Right to the City in the New Urban Agenda (2016)

Global Call for the Right to the City in the New Urban Agenda (2016)

Initiative promoted by the Global Platform for the Right to the City in the context of the Habitat III process.

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UCLG Durban Political Declaration (2019)

UCLG Durban Political Declaration (2019)

The guiding vision for UCLG's policy agenda adopted by the 2019 UCLG World Congress of Durban.

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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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