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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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Report of the 2020 UCLG Comunity of Practice on Housing Meeting

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.

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Compilation of Local Government Practices on Local Citizenship (2021)

Compilation of Local Government Practices on Local Citizenship (2021)

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Saint Denis Declaration on the Right to the City (2012)

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.

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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

Summary of the intersessional panel discussion on Local Governments and Human Rights - A/HRC/38/22 (2018)

Summary of the intersessional panel discussion held on 2017 by the Human Rights Council.

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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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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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Decalogue

Decalogue for Participatory Slum Upgrading (2020)

Arising from the Synergies for Solidarity initiative.

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Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City

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.

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Final Report of the Cities and Migration Conference (2017)

Final Report of the Cities and Migration Conference (2017)

Summary of discussions held in events organized by the UCLG-CSIPDHR during the 2017 "Cities and Migration" Conference.

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Live Learning Experience on COVID-19 and Housing Report (2020)

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.

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Vienna City of Human Rights Declaration

Vienna City of Human Rights Declaration (2014)

A pioneer local human rights declaration in Europe which inspired the establishment of a leading local human rights system. The document set the values, goals and means to achieve this goal.

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Human Rights Cities and the SDGs

Human Rights Cities and the SDGs

A publication by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights.

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Academic article

The Right to the City (2008)

By David Harvey.

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Gwangju, South Korea

Asian Human Rights Charter (1998)

Landmark document in the advance of human rights in the Asia Pacific region which ultimately influenced the regional movement of human rights cities. Adopted in Gwangju (South Korea) in 1998.

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The Right to the City in the Habitat III Summit (2016)

The Right to the City in the Habitat III Summit (2016)

A report of the activities organized by the Committee during the Habitat III final Conference held in Quito.

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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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International Declaration

Tuzla Human Rights Cities Declaration (2010)

The final declaration of a key seminar, which gave follow-up to the implementation of the European Charter for Human Rights in the City before the adoption of the Global Charter Agenda (2011)

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