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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 on COVID-19 and the right to adequate housing: impacts and the way forward - A/75/148 (2020)
By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal
Environment and climate change: Building a Human Rights approach at the local level
Contribution to the Guidelines on the Implementation of the Right to Housing (2020)
Contribution by the UCLG-CSIPDHR and UCLG-GOLD to the dedicated report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing.
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.
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.
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.
2020 Annual Report (UCLG-CSIPDHR)
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.
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.
Decalogue for Participatory Slum Upgrading (2020)
Arising from the Synergies for Solidarity initiative.