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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 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.
2018 Annual Report (UCLG-CSIPDHR)
Annual Report for 2018 by the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights
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.
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.
The Rome Charter on Cultural Rights (2020)
A landmark Charter for the advance of cultural rights from a local government perspective.
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.
The Role of Local Authorities in Promoting the Social Inclusion of Migrants (2017)
Focus on interculturality and interreligious dialogue. Reflecting on the outcomes of a Peer Learning event held in Lisbon (MC2CM project).
A typology of local governments’ engagement with human rights: Legal pluralist contributions to international law and human rights (2020)
By Elif Durmuş.
2021 High-level Dialogue on the Future of the International Human Rights Cities Movement
Using Human Rights Assessments in Local Governance (2014)
Prepared by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute under the auspices of the "Human Rights at Home" Campaign of 2014
Frontier Cities: The Rise of Local Authorities as an Opportunity for International Human Rights Law (2018)
By Barbara Oomen
Report on Local Governments and the Right to Housing - A/HRC/28/62 (2014)
By the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing Leilani Farha
2017 Annual Report (UCLG-CSIPDHR)
Annual Report for 2017 by the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights
World Charter for the Right to the City (2005)
International initiative developed throughout the early 2000's in various World Social Forums. It provided a landmark contribution to global debates on urban justice and social inclusion.
The Rights-based Approach through the Bogotá Humana Plan (2016)
Monitoring policies on Early Childhood, Older People and Homelessness inspired by the rights-based approach.
Good Governance Practices for the Protection of Human Rights (2007)
A publication by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
8 March - Special Newsletter on Violence against Women
Boston Human Rights Resolution (2011)
A pioneer resolution adopted by the City Council of Boston committing the city to call attention to human rights violations around the world and promote the importance of educating citizens.