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International Seminars of Local Governments for the Right to the City

Our Committee supports local governments willing to organize “International Seminars of Local Governments for the Right to the City”. These are open meetings of local authorities from across the world, civil society, grassroots movements as well as researchers, aimed at debating and advancing the notion and implementation of the right to the city at the local level as well as globally.

As the Global Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City is a key reference tool for local governments to enhance human rights protection and promotion at the local level, the idea behind these seminars is to go further in human rights implementation, but also to explore how the rights-based approach is connected to the right to the city. It helps to assess urban agendas according to each of its city dweller needs as well as to collective aspirations of all of them.

These seminars are great occasions to foster policy exchange between local governments. Similarly, they also help to raise awareness on their innovative actions and approaches to urban policies, and allow to consolidate dialogue with citizens and civil society at the local level.

Previous editions of the International Seminar of Local Governments for the Right to the City