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Our mission

The UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights gathers local and regional leaders committed with the advance of human rights and the right to the city in worldwide cities and territories. In the framework of UCLG – United Cities and Local Governments, it aspires to articulate a common voice for the global municipalist movement in terms of social inclusion, participatory democracy and human rights.

The Committee is formed by more than one hundred local and regional governments from all over the world. It actively collaborates with civil society, researchers and international local governments networks. Throughout two decades, multiple local leaders have taken part in its meetings, configuring a lasting legacy linked to the values of municipalism and human rights.
Forums, seminars and meetings are the main meeting points of the network. On these occasions, cities meet to share experiences, visions and perspectives on policies aimed at bringing about the right to the city, human rights and more inclusive and participatory local democracies. Through its action, the Committee seeks to promote the participation of locau authorities in these meetings, as well as to promote their outcomes over time.
In addition, with the support of its Secretariat, the Committee carries out an intense yearly activity through various action lines. The participation of members in political advocacy campaigns is encouraged, as well as concrete city-to-city learning projects or the creation of knowledge and its link with local action (action-research for the right to the city)
Within the framework of UCLG, the Committee seeks to articulate a joint voice that puts the right to the city, human rights and local democracy at the heart of the global municipalist movement. Through its members and its Secretariat, the Committee actively takes part in UCLG work spaces, such as the Policy Councils or its Waves of Action.