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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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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.
Human Rights Handbook for Local and Regional Authorities (2017)
A publication by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (Council of Europe).
Resolution on Local Governments and Human Rights - A/HRC/RES/33/8 (2016)
Resolution on the UN "Local Governments and Human Rights" agenda adopted by the Human Rights Council in 2016.
2019 Action Plan (UCLG-CSIPDHR)
Action Plan for 2019 by the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights
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.
Implementing the right to housing: A guide for local governments and civil society (2016)
By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha
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).
Madrid Human Rights Strategic Plan (2017)
A 2017 initiative aimed at mainstreaming human rights in the local government of Madrid
Right to Housing and COVID-19: A local government perspective
Contribution by the UCLG-CISPDHR to the dedicated report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing.
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.