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Nº 36. July - August 2017

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Committee news

Monday, 28 August 2017
Throughout the last years, the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights has played an active role in defending local governments as key actors in the promotion, protection and guarantee of human rights, as well as to allow its recognition by states and international organisations and strengthen their capacities in that sense. In...
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Surakarta is a city in Central Java Province, Indonesia, of more than 500.000 people. The increasing number of street vendors, people struggling to make a daily income in a weakened economy due to Indonesian financial crisis of 1998, brought a large number of complaints to the City Mayor’s desk. Since past approaches taken on to deal with street vendors had almost...
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Wednesday, 02 August 2017
Last June, Camille Dantec and Thomas Simon, two young graduates in participation and geography from Grenoble, started a six-month journey in the framework of the project “Les voies de la démocratie” (The ways / the voices of democracy), aimed at discovering local democracy initiatives in Europe. This project will bring them to cities and territories of Germany,...
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Monday, 31 July 2017
Source: UCLG With the launch of the 2016 annual report, United Cities and Local Governments, the world organization of cities, metropolises and regions summarizes the events that have shaped the past year to recall that now is time to make the global goals a reality from the bottom-up. In our annual report, you will find that the year 2016 was a historic year for...
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Friday, 28 July 2017
Source: Forum of Peripheral Local Authorities In its will to continue to make the voice of peripheral cities heard, the world network FALP will organize an international seminar from November 22nd to 25th in Porto Alegre and São Leopoldo (Metropolitan region of Porto Alegre). The Legislative Parliament of the State of Rio Grande do Sul and the town hall of São...
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Halfway monitoring, transparency and advocacy, Bogotá’s Veeduría Distrital (Ombudsman) is a public institution which has been devoted, since 1993, to the preventive control of public action, as well as to represent citizens’ demands in front of other public institutions and administrations. We met its main representative, Bogota’s Ombudsman Jaime Torres Melo,...
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Monday, 17 July 2017
Source: CGLU For the first time, UCLG contributed to the International Labour Organisation Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy public policies, which its 8th edition was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 26th to 30th June. Known as the ILO Social and Solidarity Economy Academy, this inter-regional training event gathered around 200 practitioners and...
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Monday, 10 July 2017
From 16 to 19 June, the Office of Public Consultation of Montreal hosted the 17th Conference of the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy (OIDP). Its thematic approach, focused on achieving “Participation without exclusion”, led the Committee to become a partner in the organisation of this successful edition of the Conference. A collective debate...
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Members news

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Patrick Braouezec, President of Plaine Commune, and CO-President of UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights, write an open letter to Ada Colau the mayor of  Barcelona after the attacks of 17 August.   He calls for the respect of human rights and solidarity between cities and territories as the best weapon to fight fear and...
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Publications

Social cohesion and intercultural and inter-religious dialogue
The Role of Metropolitan Areas in the Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments for the 21st Century
The rights approach through the "Bogota Humana" Development Plan: towards a new construction of the Public Sphere