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In the Local Policies section you will find a compilation of local government policies on human rights, the right to the city, housing and other key topics for local social inclusion and participatory democracy agendas. Our search engine will allow you to select practices according to more specific categories or types of contents, including more than sixty case studies developed within the Inclusive Cities Observatory initiative (a joint endeavour by the UCLG-CSIPDHR, the University College of London and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra). The Resources section of this Knowledge Hub gathers useful publications, policy documents, international declarations and valuable learning resources.

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The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Pichincha
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

Vienna's Local Human Rights Strategy
Interviews and Reports

A look into a consolidate local human rights system. Interview taken in 2018.

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The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Vienna
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

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Strenghtening affordable and adequate housing provision
Interviews and Reports

Valencia's policy innovation in favour of the right to housing.

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Promoting human rights from the local to the global levels
Interviews and Reports

An overview of Utrecht's human rights initiatives and innovations. Interview taken in 2020.

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The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Sfax
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

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Seoul's local human rights strategy
Interviews and Reports

Overview of Seoul's local human rights plan implementation.

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Charter of Citizen Participation and Right to the City
Interviews and Reports

Bringing together human rights defenders and local governments.

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The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Rivas Vaciamadrid
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

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The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Renca
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

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Guaranteeing universal rights in a city crossed by migratory routes
Interviews and Reports

Fostering access to rights and conviviality in Nador. Interview taken in 2019.

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Fincas: An urban renewal project reclaiming vacant housing social function
Interviews and Reports

Meet the "Fincas" project implemented by Montevideo since 2019.

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Montevideo's Policy Initiatives on the Right to the City
Interviews and Reports

An overview of housing and urban development policies implemented by Montevideo. Interview taken in 2018.

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Social inclusion policies transformation due to COVID-19: Mexico City
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

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A local policy tackling racism by embracing diversity
Interviews and Reports

A successful social inclusion policy based on tackling racism by embracing diversity.

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Madrid's Local Initiatives on Digital Democracy
Interviews and Reports

Explore Madrid's local initiatives on digital democracy. Interview taken in 2017.

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Building a culture of peace from the bottom-up
Interviews and Reports

Grigny is mainstreaming the right to peace agenda through local action and global advocacy.

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Promoting the notion of inclusive citizenship
Interviews and Reports

Grenoble is fostering the inclusion of migrant residents through participation and human rights awareness.

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Goicoechea's human development policy
Interviews and Reports

Fostering inclusion through an approach based on participation and human rights.

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Bologna's initiatives on the Right to Housing
Interviews and Reports

Providing social housing and fighting evictions through solidarity and cooperativism.

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The Social Control mechanism by Bogotá
Interviews and Reports

A local ombudsperson promoting transparency and citizen participation in Bogotá's local government.

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Barcelona’s Observatory of Discrimination
Interviews and Reports

 An innovative, multi-stakeholder mechanism to monitor discrimination from a local point of view.

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Methodological guide on the Human Rights City model of Barcelona
Interviews and Reports

Explore the guiding principles of Barcelona's human rights policy!

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A local plan to fight islamophobia
Interviews and Reports

Interview with the Deputy Mayor responsible for the implementation of the plan.

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Local plan for the right to housing in Plaine Commune
Interviews and Reports

Guaranteeing a rooftop for everyone in a working-class metropolitan territory.

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Voices and insights from Indonesia’s rising human rights cities movement
Interviews and Reports

An overview of local human rights implementation in Indonesia, with a focus on the Wonosobo Regency experience.

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Interviews and Reports
Inclusive Cities Observatory
Case study
External contents
The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Pichincha

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Pichincha

Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

Vienna's Local Human Rights Strategy

Vienna's Local Human Rights Strategy

Interviews and Reports

A look into a consolidate local human rights system. Interview taken in 2018.

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Vienna

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Vienna

Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

Strenghtening affordable and adequate housing provision

Strenghtening affordable and adequate housing provision

Interviews and Reports

Valencia's policy innovation in favour of the right to housing.

Promoting human rights from the local to the global levels

Promoting human rights from the local to the global levels

Interviews and Reports

An overview of Utrecht's human rights initiatives and innovations. Interview taken in 2020.

Toronto sets a strategy to reduce poverty building on the participation of the most marginalized

Toronto sets a strategy to reduce poverty building on the participation of the most marginalized

Interviews and Reports

Interview taken in 2017.

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Sfax

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Sfax

Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

Seoul's local human rights strategy

Seoul's local human rights strategy

Interviews and Reports

Overview of Seoul's local human rights plan implementation.

Charter of Citizen Participation and Right to the City

Charter of Citizen Participation and Right to the City

Interviews and Reports

Bringing together human rights defenders and local governments.

In Saillans, local democracy is built upon transparency, collegiality and citizen participation

In Saillans, local democracy is built upon transparency, collegiality and citizen participation

Interviews and Reports

Interview taken in 2017.

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Rivas Vaciamadrid

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Rivas Vaciamadrid

Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Renca

The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Renca

Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.