You are here

N. 30. April - May 2016

Subscribe to our newsletter

Committee news

Monday, 30 May 2016
From 3 to 5 May, the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights attended a human rights experts’ meeting convened by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Habitat III Secretariat in New York. It was an occasion to share human rights advocates’ analysis regarding the New Urban Agenda. The need to include a human...
Thursday, 26 May 2016
On May 2016, the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda was released, after being written by the Habitat III Bureau under the coordination of the Secretariat and based on contributions of policy papers produced by policy units’ experts, of UN member States, civil society organizations and the thematic and regional meetings that have been held. As part of the common...
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
[This article was published by Citiscope on April 10th 2016] Nutrition and agriculture as key parts of integrated urban-rural development are almost completely absent from the Habitat III discussions. In cities, towns and rural communities alike, all must be fed to survive, and those with the means have two or three meals a day. The right to food cannot be...
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
“Municipalities are key to consolidate democracy”. This statement from Fernando Pindado, (Director of Citizen Rights, Participation and Transparency of the Barcelona City Hall) was confirmed in the 16th Conference of the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy that took place in Matola, Mozambique, 4-6 May.   An international and diversified...
Friday, 13 May 2016
The Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) European Regional Meeting was held on April 2nd and 3rd 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, gathering 74 participants from 19 different countries - Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, and United Kingdom...
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
From 21 to 24 July 2016, the 6th World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) will be sponsored by Gwangju Metropolitan City and Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education and organized by the Gwangju International Center with the support of the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights, and the Korea Human Rights Foundation. In this...
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Last 5th April, as part of the Habitat III Thematic Meeting on Public Spaces in Barcelona, it took place the side event on “Homeless people’s rights: what place in the New Habitat Agenda?”, which highlighted the need for including this collective’s rights in the agenda to be defined in Habitat III. To this end, the Declaration Recommendations on Homeless People’s...
Thursday, 14 April 2016
On 21-22 April 2016, it was held in Barcelona the first Pan-European Meeting of “Local Authorities and the New Generation of Free Trade Agreements”, organized by the Campaign Catalunya NO al TTIP, the Spanish No al TTIP campaign, the Barcelona City Council and a European Working Group.   Thanks to public pressure and the international civil society mobilisation...
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
The Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights attended International Social Integration Summit, organized by the Union of Municipalities of Turkey and UCLG-MEWA, hold in Istanbul on 17-18 May 2016, with the support of the European Commission. The Summit constituted a platform to discuss and reflect on how acting at local level can...

Members news

Friday, 03 June 2016
A “News of the Members” section has been created in the Committee Newsletter in order to announce new memberships and to give our members a space to share their experiences. This section aims at contributing to the exchange of concrete local practices on social inclusion, participatory democracy and human rights. Committee’s member municipalities and partner...
Friday, 03 June 2016
During the 2016 April-May period, the network of local and regional governments for fair, democratic and sustainable cities has grown with the incorporation of new members and partners, mainly from Africa.   The new CSIPDHR’s regional governments are the Departmental Council of Gossas (Senegal) and the Regional Council of Arta (Djibouti). The new partner...
Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Last May 28, the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights was invited to the third edition of the Lisbon Citizens Forum, a participative space where the city and its inhabitants jointly defined the guidelines of the fight against inequalities, adopting a human rights-based approach.   The Citizens Forum process For the third...


09 August 2016
Montreal, Canada
12 October 2016
Bogotá, Colombia
17 October 2016
Quito, Ecuador


Global Taskforce for Post-2015 and Habitat III