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Mission

 
The Committee aims to contribute to articulating a common voice for cities in UCLG on social inclusion, participatory democracy and human rights, and to advise local governments on the design of these policies.
 
To that end, the Committee fosters political debate, exchange of experiences and the collective generation of new knowledge in order to establish guidelines for designing and implementing innovative local policies on social inclusion, participatory democracy and human rights.
 
To date, the main outputs of the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights have been:

  • The Inclusive Cities Observatory, a virtual platform that contains 65 case studies on innovative policies for community development, access to public services, gender equality, environmental protection and poverty eradication, among other issues.
  • Participation in and organisation of many debates and conferences on social inclusion, participatory democracy and human rights.
  • Institutional coordination with several city networks, including the FAL (the Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy), the FALP (the World Forum for Suburban Local Authorities) and the OIDP (International Observatory on Participatory Democracy).
  • The establishment of regular communication and collaboration channels with international organizations including UNESCO, UN-HABITAT, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the European Union (EU) Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and the Council of Europe (CoE).
  • Communication tools (a website, quarterly newsletters, presence on social networks, brochures, etc.) in order to raise the profile of our work and increase the number of member cities.