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The Committee’s 2015 Activities Report and 2016 Action Plan are already online

Adopted in the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights’ meeting in Gwangju (22nd July 2016), the 2015 Activities Report and 2016 Action Plan are now available online. These documents present the actions undertaken by the Committee on each working area: political advocacy, learning and knowledge production, political debate and communication

2015: towards the recognition of the Right to the City

Year 2015 was marked by a number of activities oriented to the promotion of Human Rights in the city and the Right to the City. The meetings, seminars and working groups organized upon the initiative of CSIPDHR member cities enabled to extend the network. The Global Platform for the Right to the City has become the permanent working space in which messages for inclusive, democratic and sustainable cities have been built, and where alliances between Local Governments and civil society have been reinforced –especially towards the definition of the Habitat III Agenda.

This last year was also the one of the recognition of the Right to the City as one of the key messages brought by Local Governments towards Habitat III and beyond. This also means the recognition of the work undertaken so far by the CSIPDHR in this regard.

Finally, 2015 was also the year of the launching of the program to assess the impact of public policy with a view to Human Rights included in the Global Charter-Agenda for Human Rights in the City.

 

2016: our members’ local policies supporting proposals to build fair, democratic and sustainable territories in the Habitat III Agenda

In 2016, the Committee will keep promoting key messages regarding the inclusion of the Right to the City and Human Rights Cities towards the New Habitat and Urban Agenda, to be defined in the Habitat III Conference –Quito (Ecuador), 17-20 October 2016.

Additionally, it will continue its work to support and valorise local policies for social inclusion, participatory democracy and human rights, strengthening the work within UCLG network with other Committees and collaborating with civil society, academia and UN agencies –such as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.