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Thursday, 29 September 2016
Next October will be the culmination of the many efforts that our Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights has invested in international processes. On October 12-15, the 5th UCLG Congress will take place in Bogota, just before, the UN Conference on sustainable urban development and housing – Habitat III to take place from 17 de 20 in...
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
On 10 September, the Secretariat of Habitat III released the final draft of the so-called “New Urban Agenda”, which was agreed in the intergovernmental informal meeting that took place in New York on September 7-9, which is accessible here. After a long advocacy and negotiation process, the Right to the City will be mentioned for the very first time in an UN...
Friday, 16 September 2016
As part of the Mediterranean City-to-City Migration Project (MC2CM), the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights coordinated the first peer-exchange session on local policies for social cohesion, which took place in Lisbon on July 12-13, with the participation of representatives from 8 European and Southern- Mediterranean cities...
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Adopted in the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights’ meeting in Gwangju (22nd July 2016), the 2015 Activities Report and 2016 Action Plan are now available online. These documents present the actions undertaken by the Committee on each working area: political advocacy, learning and knowledge production, political debate and...
Monday, 22 August 2016
On July 25-27 2016, the third and last Habitat III Preparatory Committee took place in Surabaya (Indonesia), with the attendance of most of the States’ delegates. The UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights took part in the conference along with the delegations of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments and the...
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
We, inhabitants, citizens and organizations undersigned, call on national governments and all stakeholders involved in Habitat III's preparation process to commit to the Right to the City as a fundamental concept of the New Urban Agenda. The Right to the City is the outcome of decades of a collective and bottom-up creation that consists in the right of all...
Friday, 05 August 2016
From 21 to 23 July 2016, our co-presidents of the Metropolitan City of Gwangju and Gwangju International Center organized the sixth edition of the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) with the support of UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights. The Forum strengthened the global network of human rights cities and framed the...
Monday, 11 July 2016
Between September and December 2015, the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights and the Secretariat for Social Integration of the city of Bogota undertook a monitoring process on the impact of public policies on Early Childhood, Ageing and Older People, and Homelessness, in the light of the guarantee of Human Rights contained...
Wednesday, 06 July 2016
On the eve of the Habitat III Conference, local and regional governments, representatives of civil society, the academic world and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will meet at the UCLG Congress in Bogotá to debate how to ensure that the Right to the City is guaranteed.  The Right to the City is one of the greatest challenges...
Thursday, 23 June 2016
Last 2-3 April, it was hold in Barcelona the European Regional meeting of the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C). The plurality of aspects of the Right to the City was at the centre of the debates –mainly on the areas of housing, public spaces, solidary economy, financialization of cities and concrete experiences of the Right to the City. The...
Monday, 20 June 2016
Local and regional governments are on the front line of welcoming and integrating people seeking refuge from violence and insecurity. Now, more than ever, states must hear our voices. Our world is facing unprecedented migration by people seeking refuge from regions in conflict. We, local and regional governments, are convinced that solidarity and strong local...
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
In December 2014, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, issued her first thematic report to the UN Human Rights Council. This report serves as a guide for implementing the right to housing at the local level. It reminds States that local governments play an important role in realizing that right to adequate housing, and that sub-...
Monday, 13 June 2016
In views of the Habitat III informal hearings hold in New York last 6-7 June, Habitat International Coalition (HIC), the International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI) and the Habitat Network (Habitat Netz) addressed an open letter to the different Habitat III parties, recalling the need for a substantial paradigm shift in the way we build our cities. To this end, the...

Members news

Tuesday, 20 September 2016
During the 2016 June-August period, the network of local and regional governments for fair, democratic and sustainable cities and territories has grown with the incorporation of new members from South America and the re-affirmation of previous commitments.     The new CSIPDHR local governments are the city of San Francisco de Milagro (Ecuador), the city of Pikine...
Friday, 08 July 2016
Barcelona City Council’s action plan regarding rights and citizenship will be implemented aiming both at guaranteeing, protecting and promoting all its inhabitants’ citizenship rights through a local public policy and at positioning Barcelona as an international reference in the field of Human Rights. To this end, the City Council also reaffirms its engagement...


For a World of Inclusive Cities
For a World of Inclusive Cities
Global Taskforce for Post-2015 and Habitat III
Global Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City
European Charter
European Charter for the Safeguarding of the Human Rights in the City
The rights approach through the "Bogota Humana" Development Plan: towards a new construction of the Public Sphere