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Our mission

The UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights brings together local governments committed to the advance of human rights and the right to the city in worldwide cities. In the framework of UCLG, it aspires to articulate a common voice for the world organization of local governments 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, 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 that "another world is possible, and it starts in the city".
 
Seminars and meetings represent the main meeting points of our network. On these occasions, cities meet to share experiences and perspectives on policies aimed at promoting the right to the city, human rights and more inclusive and participatory local democracies. Through its action, the Committee's Secretariat seeks to foster the participation of new local authorities, as well as to promote their outcomes over time.
 
In addition, 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 generation of knowledge and its link with local action.
 
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 and Waves of Action.