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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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@Ayuntamiento de Barcelona
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Barcelona Discrimination Observatory - Annual Report 2021

The Discrimination Observatory of Barcelona has also launched its 2021

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Local governments' role in tackling violence against women (2021)
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Local governments' role in tackling violence against women (2021)

Report of the event held within the 2021 WHRCF. First public event of the International Observatory on Violence against Women.

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Competitive Metropolises and the Prospects for Spatial Justice
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Competitive Metropolises and the Prospects for Spatial Justice (2016)

A transformative approach to metropolization and global agendas: Developed with the LAVUE institute.

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25 November - Special Newsletter on Violence against Women

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Rethinking Housing Policies (2019)
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Rethinking Housing Policies (2019)

Harnessing local innovation to address the global housing crisis. A report developed by the GOLD team after UCLG's Wave of Action on Housing.

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Declaration of the City of Bogota: Fourth World Forum of Cities and Territories of Peace

A document that brings together the proposals put forward at the Peace Forum to sign peace between people, for the planet and with the government towards the next edition in Montevideo 2025.

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Bandung Charter of a Human Rights City (2015)

Bandung Charter of a Human Rights City (2015)

Local human rights declaration promoted by the former Mayor of Bandung in 2015.

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UCLG Durban Political Declaration (2019)

UCLG Durban Political Declaration (2019)

The guiding vision for UCLG's policy agenda adopted by the 2019 UCLG World Congress of Durban.

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UN Special Procedures

Report on the financialization of housing and the right to housing - A/HRC/34/51 (2017)

By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing Leilani Farha.

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Report on shelters and protection orders - A/HRC/35/30

Report on shelters and protection orders - A/HRC/35/30

Protection orders and shelters are extremely important for the protection of women, and their ability to overcome the effects of abuse and rebuild their lives.

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Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of Montreal

Montreal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (2006)

A landmark innovation for human rights cities, the Montreal Charter redefined the relationship between government and citizens based on rights and duties.

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Montreal’s Guide to Public Consultation - OCPM

Montreal’s Guide to Public Consultation (2016)

A guide to plan, implement and monitor local participatory democracy processes built upon Montreal's experience (OCPM).

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Advancing urban rights. Equality and diversity in the city (2019)

Advancing urban rights: Equality and diversity in the city (2019)

A report by CIDOB exploring emerging discourses and practices on equality and diversity in cities.

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Local government and human rights: doing good service (2005)

Local government and human rights: doing good service (2005)

A publication by the International Council on Human Rights Policy

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Human Rights in the City - workshop for the update of the UCLG Global Charter-Agenda

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International Declaration

Gwangju Declaration on Human Rights City (2011)

The final declaration of the first World Human Rights Cities Forum which triggered the implementation of a local human rights system in Gwangju

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Unveiling the Right to the City

Unveiling the Right to the City (2017)

The main goal of this publication is "to give back to the right to the city concept its emancipatory power" by analyzing emerging local and international alternatives.

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The UN-Sustainable Development Goals going local: learning from localising human rights (2021)

The UN-Sustainable Development Goals going local: learning from localising human rights (2021)

By Nicole L. Immler and Hans Sakkers.

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