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Nº 40. March - April 2018

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Source: UCLG The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Executive Bureau will be held on 23-26 May at the European Parliament headquarters in Strasbourg, France, under the invitation of the Mayor of the city, and UCLG Co-President Roland Ries. The highlights of the programme: The Business session of the Executive Bureau will be held on 25 May from 14:30 to 18:...
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
From 16 to 18 April 2018, and on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the city of Montevideo organized the seminar “Diálogos Urbanos: Debates y Reflexiones para construir la agenda urbana de la ciudad” (Urban Dialogues: Dialogues and Reflections to build the city’s urban agenda). Our Committee attended this event in...
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Wednesday, 11 April 2018
From April 4 to 5 the Committee organized – in co-partnership with several local organizations and the laboratory “la Ville en Commun” – the conference “Henri Lefebvre’s Right to the City”. On this occasion, researchers, former students of Henri Lefebvre, urban planners, architects, civil society representatives and local authorities discussed around the legacy and...
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Wednesday, 04 April 2018
The report "Competitive Metropolises and the Prospects for Spatial Justice: the role of metropolitan areas within the global agenda of local and regional governments for the 21st century” provides a global overview of the various realities interposed by the evolution of worldwide metropolitan areas. It aims at fostering the emergence of alternatives to metropolitan...
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Located in the north of Paris, Plaine Commune is one of the twelve territories conforming the “Grand Paris” metropolitan area. It gathers nine cities, home to around 415,000 inhabitants. Young and dynamic, the region counts with a strong potential for economic development, yet it also ranges as one of the poorest territories in France. At the current moment, a...
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018
In order to keep feeding the debates on how to put citizen participation at the service of social inclusion, the Committee has edited and printed the study "Social Inclusion and Participatory Democracy: From the conceptual discussion to local action", carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Government and Public Policies (IGOP) of the Autonomous...
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Wednesday, 14 March 2018
After showcasing in the Cities and Migration Conference the need to listen to cities when carrying out migration policies and to defend rights-based strategies in this regard, the global movement of local governments for migration is getting ready to make its voice heard in 2018. The Committee minutes on Mechelen sessions reflect how local governments are at the...
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Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Within the framework of the transformative political process carried out since 1996 in Cotacachi's cantón (Ecuador), local institutions have placed special emphasis on enhancing and strenghtening women and indigenous population participation in local public affairs. These efforts sought to raise awareness among the population about their rights and duties, under...
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Monday, 05 March 2018
On the 2nd of March, UCLG took part in the Human Rights Council session “How to shift housing from a commodity to a human right?" convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha. The event was mainly focused on assessing and promoting human rights-based housing strategies at all levels of governments as a way to fulfil the Right to...
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Monday, 05 March 2018
Source: UCLG The United Nations has released the zero draft of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). As UCLG, we are concerned by the lack of mention to local and regional governments and their contributions to migration governance in this document.  This first draft is the result of a process launched in September 2016 through the New...
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Members news

Thursday, 15 March 2018
Source photo : Mídia Ninja "Marielle Franco, 38, was one of the 32 black women elected councillors in Brazil capital cities. Sociologist, born in the favela of Maré, in Rio de Janeiro, in recent months she had been particularly committed to denouncing the growing violence of military operations in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, particularly since the political crisis...
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