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Panel discussion on Local Governments and Human Rights

Monday, 4 September, 2017

The Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights is organizing a panel discussion on Local Governments and Human Rights on 4 September 2017. A concept note for the panel is currently under preparation.

Local government and human rights

On 22 September 2015, on the occasion of the 30th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, a report on the role of local governments in promoting and protecting human rights was presented. Since 2014, the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of UCLG actively took part in the drafting of this report. This report marked an important step towards the recognition of the role of Local Governments in the promotion and protection of Human Rights. It also recognized the advocacy work to promote Human Rights in cities carried out by local governments involved in the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights for ten years.

Geneva, Switzerland