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Our mission

The UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights brings together local governments from across the world committed to the global advance of human rights and the right to the city. In the framework of UCLG, it aspires to articulate a common voice for the world organization of local governments on social inclusion, participatory democracy and human rights.

The Committee is formed by more than one hundred local governments from all the world regions, actively collaborating with civil society, researchers and other city networks. Throughout two decades, multiple local leaders have taken part in our meetings, configuring a lasting legacy linked to the values of municipalism and the idea: "Another world is possible; it starts in the city!".

Seminars, meetings and fora represent the main meeting points for our network. On these occasions, local authorities meet to raise awareness on their initiatives, share ideas and perspectives and establish alliances . Through its action, the Committee's Secretariat seeks to foster the participation of new local authorities, as well as to promote the outcomes of Committee events throughout time.

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, it actively takes part in UCLG's Policy Councils.