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Nº 41. May - June 2018

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Committee news

Monday, 02 July 2018
Source: UCLG United Cities and Local Governments considers the Right to Housing as a fundamental pillar of human rights and the Right to the City. Indeed, this was a cornerstone of the advocacy strategy led throughout the debates around the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III). Accordingly, UCLG’s Bogotá Commitment and Action Agenda (October 2016) launched a call to “...
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Thursday, 28 June 2018
Our Committee is co-organizing a special session on the Right to Housing on the occasion of the first Forum of Local and Regional Authorities held in the framework of the HLPF The Right to Housing is a fundamental human right and a growing concern at a global scale. On the occasion of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on the monitoring of SDG 11, and the first...
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Last 22 and 23 May, the Committee co-organized the first edition of a training session on how the work of local human rights defenders and civil society organizations can benefit from international mechanisms for human rights protection. This event was open to more than twenty human rights defense organizations based in the Catalan capital, and was held in...
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Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Source: UCLG The process of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), which started in September 2017 through the New York Declaration on Migrants and Refugees in line with the commitments made in the 2030 Agenda and, subsequently, in the New Urban Agenda, is now reaching its end, as the last inter-governmental negotiation will be held in...
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Wednesday, 13 June 2018
We are pleased to announce you that the 8th edition of the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) will take place next 18-21 October in Gwangju (South Korea). The Forum is held under the initiative and support of the Metropolitan Government of Gwangju, as a way to provide a bridge between meaningful experiences from the four corners of the earth on human rights...
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Wednesday, 06 June 2018
Source: UCLG – United Cities and Local Governments   We are pleased to announce that the 18th International Conference of the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) will be held in Barcelona on 25, 26 and 27 November.   Each year, a local government member of the IOPD calls the International Conference to discuss, share experiences and...
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Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Co-chairs and Councilors of the Policy Council on the Right to the City of UCLG expressed a strong commitment in regards to human rights-based strategies on housing and migration. They did so on the 2nd edition of this recently created “consultation mechanism” of UCLG, which met last 23-24 May in the framework of Strasbourg's Executive Bureau. The Council was...
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Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Source: Committee on Culture – Agenda 21 Culture The International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21, coorganized by UCLG, Mexico City and the Committee on Culture of UCLG, recognises leading cities and individuals that have distinguished themselves through their contribution to culture and sustainable cities. The Award also recognises the leadership of Mexico...
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Monday, 28 May 2018
Source: HIC – Global Platform for the Right to the City The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. The meeting of the high-level political...
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Wednesday, 23 May 2018
The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity – FAMSI organized last 15 May in Seville “Andalucía Integradora: City networks as an instrument to foster local action and social cohesion”; an event aimed at fostering the exchange between local government and experts on local experiences and challenges regarding social inclusion policies for...
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Wednesday, 09 May 2018
The UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing presented her 2018 annual report at the last session of the Human Rights Council, held in March 2018. The Rapporteur welcomed government initiatives to implement rights-based housing strategies, yet stressed the need to continue to advance national commitments and international agendas attention in this regard The...
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Members news

Tuesday, 15 May 2018
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the “Nakba”, this article recalls the words of the Mayor of the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, Anton Salman, who took part, at the invitation of the Committee and its co-chair city of Gwangju, in the World Human Rights Cities Forum: a space of exchange and solidarity between local governments and communities committed to...
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Working documents

Publications

The Role of Metropolitan Areas in the Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments for the 21st Century