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Friday, 07 November 2014
The Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is pleased to invite you to the International Meeting on the Right to the City, which will take place from 12th to 14th November 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil. This event has been co-organized by several actors of civil society and local government,...
Wednesday, 05 November 2014
The ‘Citizen Participation and Local Development’ Department at the Municipality of Palmela was created in 2002 to be the ‘engine’ for launching a wide platform of social dialogue involving the citizenry in decision-making through several ‘spaces’ and institutions.   Objectives:    Its main objectives were:​​ To promote a culture of openness to citizen...
Monday, 03 November 2014
We are pleased to send you minutes of the 1st 2014 Biannual meeting of the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights, which took place on May 17th, 2014, in Gwangju (South Korea) on the occasion of the 4th World Human Rights Cities Forum. If you have any comment or amendment regarding the contents of the minutes, we kindly ask...
Friday, 31 October 2014
We are pleased to invite you to the 13th International Congress of Educating Cities! We encourage you to make room in your schedules to come to Barcelona to share with us your ideas, knowledge and projects on social inclusion at the 13th International Congress of Educating Cities: “The Educating City is an Inclusive City”, which will take place from the 13th to the...
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
The Comprehensive Urban Project in the North-Eastern Zone of Medellín began in 2004, shortly after the completion of the works on the Metrocable, a major investment in public mobility by the government of Medellín, which began to rebuild the relationship between Communes 1 and 2 (which occupied the lowest positions in the Human Development Index), and were mostly the...
Monday, 27 October 2014
The complexity of the urbanized world demands a continuous search to create the conditions for a better future for all. Every day, it is clear that the well-being of citizens, including the most vulnerable social groups, is directly influenced by its immediate surroundings. Thus, public spaces have a direct impact on the lives of people, by which the citizen right to...
Friday, 24 October 2014
The 2014 UCLG World Council will be held in Haikou at the kind invitation of Mayor Ni Qiang, in conjunction with the Guangzhou Award. The Statutory Meetings to be held include the celebration of the Executive Bureau and World Council, 24-26 November in Haikou. The programme also contains Learning Events related to the Second Edition of the Guangzhou International...
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Ekaterinburg’ ‘City without Drugs’ is a program operated by an NGO that aims to eliminate the drug dealing business in Eksterinburg. It consists of several sub-programs: registration and reaction to local residents’ information and denunciations received on pager 002 ‘City without Drugs’; collaboration with municipal police forces and participation in narcotraffic...
Monday, 20 October 2014
6 October 2014 - On the occasion of World Habitat Day 2014, UCLG calls upon its members to participate in the #urbanSDG Selfie Campaign, which will culminate on 31 October with the first #WorldCitiesDay. For the first time ever, in October 2014, two important milestones of the urban calendar coincide in the same month. As every year, on the first Monday of the...
Friday, 17 October 2014
On 17 October 2014, the world will come together to join the fight to end poverty – to “Leave no one behind: to think, decide, and act together against extreme poverty”. Local and Regional Governments will also add their voices to the campaign on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, highlighting the key role that cities need to play in bridging...
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
OGOIN, an NGO of disabled people of Odessa, was created on 28 May 1989. In 1990, several members of OGOIN were elected as members of the municipal assembly, which lead to the creation of the City Committee on Disabled People Issues – the only one in Ukraine – and to the adoption in 1991 of the municipal program named ‘Equality’ which is still operating. The main...
Friday, 10 October 2014
The IOPD Distinction Best Practice in Citizen Participation seeks to recognize innovative experiences in the field of participatory democracy, coordinated by local governments, which may be susceptible to reply. Local government’s members of the IOPD can be submitted to this distinction, which is awarded annually as part of the Conference of the IOPD. An...
Monday, 06 October 2014
The International Meeting on the Right to the City aims to foster global and local debates on tools and strategies in order to implement the right to the city. The meeting will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from November 12th–14th. The event is free of charge and registration is available on the website:
Wednesday, 01 October 2014
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is an Indian job-guarantee scheme, enacted by legislation on 25 August 2005. The scheme provides a legal guarantee for 100 days of employment in every financial year to adult members of any rural household willing to do public work- related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage of Rs.100...
Monday, 29 September 2014
Since the 1985 General Assembly of the United Nations, World Habitat Day has been celebrated every first Monday of October, with the main aim of reflecting on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. This year it will fall on Monday 6 October and the central theme will be ‘Voices from Slums’, the aim being to highlight...


24 November 2014
Haikou, China.
27 November 2014
Cuenca, Ecuador


Towards Achieving Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements and Localizing the Post-2015 Agenda
Building Inclusive, Safe and Sustainable Cities
European Charter
European Charter for the Safeguarding of the Human Rights in the City
Inclusive Cities Observatory leaflet
Inclusive Cities Observatory leaflet