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N. 35. May - June 2017

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017
The poverty reduction strategy carried out by the city council of Toronto aims at ensuring, by 2035, that Toronto becomes a city with opportunities for all, pioneer in the collective pursuit of justice, fairness and equity. Toronto's Strategy sets out three, overarching objectives, that focus on the effects, trajectories and causes of poverty. In this regard,...
Monday, 10 July 2017
From 16 to 19 June, the Office of Public Consultation of Montreal hosted the 17th Conference of the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy (OIDP). Its thematic approach, focused on achieving “Participation without exclusion”, led the Committee to become a partner in the organisation of this successful edition of the Conference. A collective debate...
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Under the leadership of Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, and through its Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights, UCLG is putting the right to housing at the core of its agenda on the Right to the City. From 8-9 June 2017, the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights took part, on behalf of UCLG, in...
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
The world’s largest gathering of cities for culture was held last May in Jeju, Republic of Korea, with the commitment to strengthen international collaboration to make culture a core area of approaches to sustainable development in cities. Over three days, the second UCLG Culture Summit gathered over 700 participants, representing local governments, international...
Monday, 19 June 2017
Source: UCLG The Fourth Report of the Global Observatory on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) reviews the diverse realities of metropolitan areas, intermediary cities, regions, small municipalities and rural areas, with a view to guiding the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs. The report, entitled ‘Co-creating the Urban Future"’, is...
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
The UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights, the Gwangju Metropolitan City and the Gwangju International Centre are organizing the 7th edition of the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF), which will take place from 14 to17 September 2017. Based on the Gwangju Guiding Principles for a Human Rights City, this forum has been...
Monday, 12 June 2017
Next 20 June, the trial against the arrested Co-Mayor of our member city of Diyarbakır, Gültan Kışanak, will take place under a context of state of emergency in Turkey. According to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, her detention is contrary to human rights standards...
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
The Kashatakh region is one of the seven administrative units of Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory between Azerbaijan and Armenia. In the early 1990s, as a result of the armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, many civilians were compelled to leave their houses and move to the Kashatakh region of Nagorno-Karabakh. After this time, the internally displaced people (refugees...
Monday, 05 June 2017
On 18 April, on the occasion of the UCLG Executive Bureau held in Madrid, the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights and the City Council of Madrid organized a Meeting of Cities for Human Rights and the Right to the City. The minutes of this event, which was attended representatives of local governments and Madrilenian civil...
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
The UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights shares its 2016 Activity Report. This document reflect the progress made towards the realization of the Human Rights in the city and the Right to the City, based on the Committee’s Action Plan. These achievements have been possible thanks to the active partnership between the Local...
Monday, 22 May 2017
Source: UCLG UCLG calls on partners to join campaign highlighting the role of local and regional governments in the localization of the SDGs and New Urban Agenda Local and regional governments were active in the consultations on the 2030 and New Urban Agendas, bringing the priorities, experiences and perspectives of local and regional governments to the global...
Monday, 15 May 2017
The Children Municipal Council has adressed problems that affect the empowerment of youth people in local communities, through a social inclusion and participatory-based approach. Since 1999, the Municipality of Jericho has worked closely with its communities in addressing social exclusion, developing participatory planning models and fostering the social capital...

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017
In the last months, Madrid has promoted various relevant initiatives in areas like participatory democracy, transparency and human rights. The Strategic Plan for Human Rights was launched last February in order to enhance the performance of the municipality in guaranteeing, defending and realizing human rights in the city. Closely interrelated with Madrid's Human...


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