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Nº 37. September - October

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Committee news

Monday, 13 November 2017
Source: UCLG The objective of the International Award "UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21" is to recognise leading cities and individuals that have distinguished themselves through their contribution to culture as a key dimension in sustainable cities. The International Award "UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21" has two categories: the City/Local or Regional Government...
Monday, 06 November 2017
[Source: UCLG - Photo credits @UCLG/Mark Schardan] Local and regional leaders and housing policy experts met in Barcelona from 2-3 November to reaffirm their commitment to housing as a human right and share experiences on making it a reality. The meeting, “​​Cities for the Right to Housing”, was hosted by UCLG Co-President and Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau and the...
Wednesday, 01 November 2017
Located in the French department of Drôme, the town of Saillans (1,251 inhabitants) has been carrying out an innovative and relevant experience of local, participatory democracy and community self- organization since 2014. The Saillans experience is based on three intertwinned concepts: securing transparency, in order to ensure a better access to public information...
Monday, 16 October 2017
The publication “Social cohesion and intercultural and inter-religious dialogue: The role of local authorities in public policies for the social inclusion of migrants” highlights the content and exchanges of the first peer learning meeting of the “Mediterranean City-to-City Migration” project (MC2CM), on the role of municipal administrations in the inclusion of...
Monday, 09 October 2017
For her next thematic report to the UN Human Rights Council’s 37th session, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Leilani Farha, intends to focus on how national and local governments can design and implement effective human rights-based housing strategies to realize the right to housing and to fulfil commitments made in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for...
Thursday, 28 September 2017
A successful 7th edition of Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum and a rising interest by the UN Human Rights Council show that the Human Rights-Cities Movement is gaining ground. Over the last month, two important events – a local governments delegation to the UN Human Rights Council and the 7th edition of the Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum-  gathered...
Monday, 25 September 2017
Source: UCLG After nearly 3 years of work, cities part of the Mediterranean City to city Migration Project will gather at political level in the framework of a High Level Conference hosted by the Mayor of Beirut, Jamal Itani, on 7-8 November 2017. The event will convene national governments, donors, relevant international organisations and stakeholders, as well as...
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Source: UCLG On 21 September, International Day of Peace, UCLG and our members recall that peace is defined, not just by the absence of physical violence, but by inclusive communities that protect human rights, combat inequalities and treasure diversity. The theme for the 2017 International Day of Peace is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”,...
Friday, 15 September 2017
In view of the next phase of the trial against Gültan Kisanak, Mayor of the city of Diyarbakır, next 15 September, the Committee expresses its concern about the situation of local democracy in Turkey Eleven months after her detention, Mrs Gültan Kisanak, Mayor of Diyarbakır, is still in jail alongside with mayors and local elected officials from more than 50...
Friday, 28 July 2017
Source: Forum of Peripheral Local Authorities In its will to continue to make the voice of peripheral cities heard, the world network FALP will organize an international seminar from November 23 to 24 in Porto Alegre and São Leopoldo (Metropolitan region of Porto Alegre). The Legislative Parliament of the State of Rio Grande do Sul and the town hall of São Leopoldo...

Members news

Monday, 23 October 2017
Last 2 and 3 October, the Mayor of Gwangju and co-chair of the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights, Dr. Yoon Jang Hyeon, attended a “Regional Consultation Meeting to create draft guidelines on the effective implementation of the Right to participate in public affairs” as representative of Local Governments. Held in Bangkok,...



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