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In Nantes, the Committee organises a round table on struggle against urban poverty

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Round-Table that the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights is organizing in the framework of the 5th World Forum of Human Rights. The title of this Round-Table is:

Struggle against urban poverty:
Cities policies and experiments
answers for the economic crisis negative effects
on disadvantaged communities.

The debate will take place on May 23rd from 14:00 to 17:00 and will participate to the debate the following speakers:

  • Mr. Carlos Derman, Vice Mayor of Guarulhos, (Brazil)  
  • Ms. Pam McConnell, Municipal Councillor, Toronto (Canada)
  • Ms Clementina Berro, Projects responsible at the Italian Commission of United Cities (CICU) (Italy)
  • Mr. Xavier Cubells, Director of Civil Rights, Barcelona Town Council
  • Ms. Patricia Huyghebaert, Programs Officer – Citizenship and Social Policies Department,  French NGO GRET and Mr. Marc LévyGRET Scientific Director
  • Sr. François Duchamp, Childhood Responsible, UNICEF France Childhood Mission Responsible – France
  • Mr Michele Grigolo, Researcher, Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra (Portugal), member of the scientific team of the Inclusive Cities Observatoryy of UCLG

Click here to access round table program and document presentation.

Furthermore, upon invitation of the committee, representatives from the cities of Medellin (Colombia), Nouakchott (Mauritania) and Lviv (Ukraine) will participate in this Forum in order to present their Social Inclusion policies that were featured in the Inclusive Cities Observatory ( You can access the case studies from each of these cities on the following link: