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Wednesday, 23 December 2015
    This policy, developed in the city of Tayabas, Phillipines, aims to reduce poverty through income generation, job creation, and access to light provision for coconut farmers living in the slopes of Mount Banahaw of Quezon Province, a volcano located at the boundary of Laguna and Tayabas (Quezon province). Due to the physical and financial constraints...
Monday, 21 December 2015
    This call is supported by local politicians who want to stop tax evasion and tax avoidance. The call is available in different languages. Here, you can also find relevant documents about tax havens and decisions by municipalities and regions in different countries.   Tax is a condition for our common welfare and infrastructure. Our mandate as elected local...
Thursday, 17 December 2015
Between December 4th and 10th, UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights was in Paris, on the occasion of UCLG World Council and COP21. During this week, the Committee organized sessions on the right to the city as a fundamental element to contribute to the ecological transition. Through these activities and meetings with local...
Thursday, 10 December 2015
In the context of the preparatory process towards Habitat III and inspired by the occasion of Human Rights Day 2015, we, local and regional governments, call for the inclusion of the Right to the City as the cornerstone of the New Urban Agenda and of the responsibility of all the actors for its implementation.     The right to the city understands the city is a...
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights wants to highlight the French association Gender and City association (Genre et Ville). Gender and City defines itself as a “Think Tank and a Do Tank, aiming to raise questioning and subversion of...
Monday, 23 November 2015
On Thursday 19 November, the City of Bogotá (Colombia) hosted a conference to present the first edition of the UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize. The UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize is a triennial award for (a coalition of) local governments that have implemented initiatives in conflict prevention, conflict resolution or peace building, that are proven to have had a...
Monday, 09 November 2015
UCLG has been invited to co-lead Policy Unit Four on Urban Governance, Capacity and Institutional Development with the London School of Economics as part of the preparations for the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, to be held in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. UCLG will carry out this role in close...
Thursday, 05 November 2015
The UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights is launching a new Human Rights Monitoring Program to make the Committee’s resources available to local governments to monitor the impact of social inclusion policies from a human rights perspective, based on the Global Charter-Agenda of Human Rights in the City. The Human Rights...
Monday, 02 November 2015
      The International Observatory of Participatory Democracy (IOPD) Award “Best Practice in Citizen Participation” seeks to recognize innovative experiences in the field of participatory democracy, coordinated by local governments, which may be implemented in communities of all over the world. IOPD member cities may submit their candidacy to this award,...
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Local Governments Moving towards a New Urban Agenda World Cities Day aims to attract the international community's attention to urbanization as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries and cities in meeting opportunities and addressing urban challenges towards sustainable development through inclusive and participative...
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Entrepreneurs without Borders (Unternehmer ohne Grenzen - UoG) is an intercultural development organization in the city of Hamburg, founded in 2000, that supports potential entrepreneurs with a migratory background in urban depressed areas through a system of mutual assistance. Entrepreneurs without Borders was created as bottom-up initiative by immigrant...
Monday, 26 October 2015
Last October 21st & 22nd, Patrick Braouezec and Sylvie Ducatteau, from Plaine Commune, the urban community of Paris’ periphery that co-chairs UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights, met local representatives from Madrid and Barcelona. The meeting was focused on presenting the Committee’s work to these “Cities for the...
Friday, 16 October 2015
    Making Human Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty: A Handbook for Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights For perhaps the first time in history, a set of United Nations principles has been translated into concrete suggestions for everyday people to take action. Spearheaded by Franciscans International and ATD...


Global Taskforce for Post-2015 and Habitat III
Global Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City