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Vision

The Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights contributes to articulate a common voice for UCLG local and regional governments on social inclusion, participatory democracy and human rights, with a view to view to fulfil the Right to the City in worldwide cities and territories.

To this end, the Committee promotes political debates, the exchange of experiences and the collective generation of knowledge between its members and a wide community of stakeholders (civil society organizations, grassroots movement and researchers). Its outcomes have inspired and established guiding principles for the implementation of local policies on social inclusion, participatory democracy and human rights.
 
On the basis of the commitments and initiatives of some of its active members, the Committee has also become a global advocate for local democracy, human rights and the Right to the City. Committee representatives have therefore taken part in international campaigns, seminars and fora to defend shared political visions. Their aim has also been to connect with new local governments and communities as a way to expand the network and find new synergies with civil society organizations and grassroots movements.
 
In order to reinforce its political messages and to provide support to its member-local governments, the Committee cooperates with academia to generate knowledge on human rights cities, right to the city and local social inclusion policies. It also promotes learning exchange between cities and stakeholders, at the same time it counts with tools to popularize and make widely accessible policies and initiatives of its member-local governments.

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