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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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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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Local government debates on human rights and the right to the city (2017)

Local government debates on human rights and the right to the city (2017)

These were held in Madrid, Geneva and Gwangju, and gave a crucial follow-up to the Habitat III Conference.

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

Live Learning Experience on COVID-19 and Migration (2020)

A meeting of the UCLG #BeyondtheOutbreak community focusing on local governments' role in protecting migrant residents face to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Gwangju Guiding Principles for a Human Rights City (2014)

Gwangju Guiding Principles for a Human Rights City (2014)

Developed in the framework of the World Human Rights Cities Forum, they seek to inspire more local governments to become human rights cities.

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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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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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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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GOLD V Report on the Localization of the Global Agendas (2019)

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.

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Co-creating human rights cities: Training materials

Co-creating human rights cities: Training materials

Training materials on how to localize the rights-based aproach by Ecuador's Ombudsman (Defensoría del Pueblo)

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Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy

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.

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