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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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Thematic Reference Document on Local Citizenship (2021)
Developed as a contribution to the MC2CM Peer Learning Event on Local Citizenship (Grenoble, 2021).
Gwangju Human Rights Charter (2012)
The first roadmap for Gwangju's implementation of its own local human rights system. Developed in close connection to the World Human Rights Cities Forum process.
Rethinking Precarious Neighborhoods (2017)
By Agnès Deboulet.
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.
2018 Action Plan (UCLG-CSIPDHR)
Action Plan for 2018 by the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights
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.
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.
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.
Compilation of Local Government Practices on Local Citizenship (2021)
Bogotá Human Development Plan (2012)
A pioneer municipal plan inspired by the rights-based approach which transformed social inclusion policies in Bogotá and influenced the human rights cities movement.
Resolution on Local Governments and Human Rights - A/HRC/39/L.8 (2018)
Resolution on the UN "Local Governments and Human Rights" agenda adopted by the Human Rights Council in 2018.
2017 Action Plan (UCLG-CSIPDHR)
Action Plan for 2017 by the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights
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.
The Shift Directives: the first-ever comprehensive framework for governments and investors to address the financialization of housing in accordance with human rights
For a World of Inclusive Cities (2008)
This publication presents several policy guidelines and recommendations for local governments when designing public policies for social inclusion.
Senegalese Charter for Citizen Participation and the Right to the City (2017)
A nationwide initiative promoted by Enda Ecopop which brought together 75 local elected representatives.
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.
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.