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International meetings and forums of Human Rights Cities

Since its origins back in 2005, one of the main goals of our Committee has been to facilitate spaces of debate for worldwide local authorities. We have established dialogues, seminars and meetings where cities have been able exchange points of view and policies driving forward human rights and the right to the city.

Thanks to these meetings, local representatives and policymakers have been able to drive international attention to their own local actions. Together, they have also been able to establish further conversations with like-minded local authorities in order to defend a collective agenda: the cornerstone of an international, solidarity-based municipalism.

Each of our seminars tends to associate civil society representatives, grassroots movements and researchers, both as a way to enrich the outcome of the debates as well as to strengthen our engagement to achieve “co-created cities and territories”.

See here some of our latest meetings of cities for human rights

World Human Rights Cities Forum is held annually in the South Korean city of Gwangju, after the initiative of its Metropolitan Government and the support of the Gwangju International Centre and our Committee. After various editions, it has consolidated as a paramount meeting point for the international human rights cities movement. It has thus become a meaningful bridge between experiences aimed at the global defense of human rights, historical memory, peace and democracy from the local level.

Find here more information about the World Human Rights Cities Forum of Gwangju

If you are a local government representative interested in organizing a meeting of cities for human rights and the right to the city, do not hesitate to get in touch with us