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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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Competitive Metropolises and the Prospects for Spatial Justice (2016)
A transformative approach to metropolization and global agendas: Developed with the LAVUE institute.
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).
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.
Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City (2010)
The Mexico City Charter pioneered the local implementation of the right to the city in Latin America. It was developed after the leadership of local actors of Mexico City.
2017 Annual Report (UCLG-CSIPDHR)
Annual Report for 2017 by the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights
GOLD IV Report on the Global Agendas of Metropolises, Cities and Territories
The fourth GOLD Report published in 2016.
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.
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.
2016 Annual Report (UCLG-CSIPDHR)
Montreal’s Guide to Public Consultation (2016)
A guide to plan, implement and monitor local participatory democracy processes built upon Montreal's experience (OCPM).
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.
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.
Report on shelters and protection orders - A/HRC/35/30
Protection orders and shelters are extremely important for the protection of women, and their ability to overcome the effects of abuse and rebuild their lives.
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.
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.
Saint Denis Declaration on the Right to the City (2012)
Final declaration of the World Seminar of Local Authorities for the Right to the City held in Saint Denis (2012). This process would galvanize UCLG's recognition of the Right to the City.
Prostitution of minors in Seine-Saint-Denis: a study of the files of the Children's Social Services
This study made it possible to analyse their profiles to enable professionals to better understand their pathways, anticipate risk situations and therefore better protect them.
Mexico City Political Constitution (2017)
A landmark political document for the global advancement of the right to the city and local implementation of human rights.