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Nº 45. February - March 2019

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019
The 19th IOPD conference will be held next December 7 to 10 in Iztapalapa, Mexico. The concept note of the event is now available online. Soon the organization will launch a call to participate in the event as a speaker or session facilitator. “Faced with the intense onslaught of unbridled urban development that is devastating our cities, transforming them into...
Wednesday, 03 April 2019
The Biennial “Villes en Transition” (Cities in Transition) took place last 9 to 16 March in the French city of Grenoble. This important event for global municipalism and the ecological transition hosted a great number of debates, conferences and cultural events on a wide range of social and environmental issues. On the occasion of these debates, a great attention...
Friday, 29 March 2019
Source: UCLG On March, 26 and 27, UCLG co-organized a technical consultation on the establishment of Inclusive Local Institutions, with UNDP, the Tunisian Republic and the Global Alliance for SDG 16. The meeting was attended by a delegation of sixty elected officials and representatives of local and regional governments from Tunisia and Morocco, West-Asia and...
Friday, 22 March 2019
On March 5, the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights, the CIDOB Global Cities programme and the City of Barcelona organized a multistakeholder dialogue on how to provide a follow-up to the Cities for Adequate Housing Declaration at the European level. On an initial round of discussions, eight signatory municipalities of the...
Thursday, 21 March 2019
On March 4, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha, presented to the 40th session of the Human Rights Council her latest report on “Access to justice as a means of realizing the right to housing” (A/HRC/40/61). The report argues that “the global housing crisis is rooted in a crisis in access to justice because without access to justice,...
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Local authorities and partner organizations from around the world have responded to the call for contributions launched by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for its next report on “Local Government and Human Rights”. This event marks an important breakthrough, as it has highlighted local governments commitment on human rights at both the local...
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
The UCLG Peace Prize is a triennial award for (a coalition of) local governments that have implemented innovative initiatives in conflict prevention, resolution or peace building, that have had a significant positive impact. The Prize aims to contribute to a full acknowledgement of the important but often overlooked role of local governments as peace building...
Sunday, 10 March 2019
The UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights is pleased to present its 2019 Action Plan. This document provides a comprehensive framework aimed at articulating the strategy and initiatives of member-local government throughout 2019, marked by the UCLG World Congress (Durban - eThekwini, 18-22 November) and the 9th edition of the...
Friday, 08 March 2019
The UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights publishes, on the occasion of 2019 Women's Day (March 8), an open letter by the mayors of Mexico City, Montreal and Barcelona:   The Right to the City for Women « The protection and defence of women’s rights remain a major issue in our society. In recent years, discussions on the...
Thursday, 21 February 2019
Several member-municipalities and partners of the Committee held a working meeting last February 13 in Barcelona. The objective of this meeting was twofold: to evaluate the activities carried out by the Committee throughout 2018 and to explore synergies around the Committee’s Action Plan for 2019. This Action Plan has been conceived as an open document, built on...

Members news

Thursday, 04 April 2019
Philippe Rio is the mayor of Grigny (28.424 inhabitants) – a small town on the outskirts of Paris marked by strong inequalities compared to the richest districts of the French capital. Philippe Rio's commitment to defend social and spatial justice for city dwellers of peripheral cities has led him to become an active member of the French association “Ville &...
Tuesday, 02 April 2019
Five years after launching its process aimed at assuming a more active role in human rights policies as municipal administration, Vienna has become an inspiring example of “Human Rights City” in Europe and beyond. At present, the city counts with consolidated policies, institutions and laws that actively promote human rights both as a mainstream topic in local...
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Montevideo presents today the work done by the city in the framework of the project “Fincas”. Through carrying out actions at different levels, Fincas aims at recovering abandoned properties at the heart of the city for Montevideo’s Cartera de Tierras (Land Portfolio) and, thus, transform them in the long run into common goods with a social function for the city....


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Durban - eThekwini
07 December 2019
Iztapalapa, Mexico City

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