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Nº 38. November - December

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Monday, 08 January 2018
After the celebration of its 7th edition in September 2017, the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) has proved to be the main meeting point for human rights cities at the global level. Here are some its last year's edition outcomes. Over the last years, the city of Gwangju (also a co-Chair of the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and...
Monday, 01 January 2018
SOMOS is a local Programme of Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights prepared from scratch along one year and launched in Lisbon at 10 December 2015, costing 100.000€ and reaching directly 2000 people per year. It aims to develop a shared culture of Human Rights and Democracy in the city through training and awareness-raising initiatives. SOMOS...
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Last 23 to 25 November, Antonio Aniesa, collaborator of Plaine Commune’s President Patrick Braouezec, an urban conurbation at the north of Paris, represented the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights at São Leopoldo’s seminar of the “Forum of Local Authorities of Periphery (FALP) for solidary metropolitan areas”. São Leopoldo...
Monday, 18 December 2017
The Committee on Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy (CSIPD) of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) met Hiba Kassir Kchour, Livelihood coordinator from the Amel Association International, a non-sectarian Lebanese NGO, working since 1979 to support all people in need. The organisation is currently operating through 24 centres across the country, such...
Monday, 11 December 2017
Source: FALP network The Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio Grande do Sul and the Municipality of São Leopoldo hosted the Seminar of the FALP Network, held from November 23 to 25 in Porto Alegre and São Leopoldo (Brazil). This meeting brought together up to 47 local authorities from 11 different countries, who exchanged perspectives and experiences on "...
Monday, 27 November 2017
Last 16 and 17 November, the Committee took part in the Global Conference on Cities and Migration, in Mechelen (Belgium), organised by UCLG, the International Organization of Migrations (IOM), the City of Mechelen and UN-Habitat. The conference gathered over 150 representatives of local and regional governments from all over the world, as well as representatives of...
Monday, 20 November 2017
Source: Global Platform for the Right to the City (published on the occasion of the World Day for the Right to the City, last 31 october) The Global Platform for the Right to the City members, friends and allies from all around the world, gathering in Nairobi, Kenya, declare the 31th October of every year the World Day for the Right to the City and make a global...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo (1,300,000 inhabitants), is widely recognized for its pioneer policies in the field of housing cooperatives and the Right to Housing. Deeply related to Montevideo's grassroots movements, the housing cooperatives movement recently reached its half-century of history by securing a strengthened cooperation with the government of the...
Monday, 04 December 2017
In between the French Alps and the Isère River, Grenoble (162,780 inhabitants) is a city with numerous local initiatives reclaiming the Right to the City and the Right to Housing, the ecological transition and an economic model based on commons (see the report made by the Committee after its mission to the city last March). It should also be noted that given its...


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